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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
February 26, 19U2. 



Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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CONFIDElfTIAL NATIONAL DEFENSE 

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The f ollovdng information concerns the above-mentioned in- 
t dividual who works at the Pittsburgh Division of the U, S. Employment 
Service 5 formerly the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation and Em- 
ployment Division of the State Department of Labor and Industry* This 
service is alleged to be filled -with -Communists, who exert a tremenbus 
iitCluence over the policies and the personnel of the same. The informant 
is not paid;, and no permanent symbol is being assigned to him at this 
time. 



CVETIG lives in the country on the other side of Etna> Pa. 
with an address of R. D., Etna, Pa. He works in the Penng^rlvania Unem- 
ployment Compensation and Employment Bureau, ^26 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, 
Pa. He has been giving information concerning the activities of^ alleged 
Communists in this State Bureau along lines of passing applicants for 
defense jobs through the service in an illegal manner for the purpose^ of 
getting friends into 'good jobs. He is very friendly with this alleged »^ 
Communist element. (It is noted that one of those he/alleges is a^ % ^^^ 
Communist is SID HOROWITZ, a very active member of tjie Communist 3^^ in§ 
Pittsburgh). , ^^4* 

CVETIC advised that he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. ^^1^ 
3 A/09; that his father, FRANK CVETIC, and his mother were both "^vi^ixi^^ 
Austria, and that his father became naturalized in Pittsbiorgh, Paf; ^e fj|id 
that his father is retired; that he formerly ran the Eagle Hotel "inS|-len^ 
Shaw on Route #8, and that he still owns this property, but leases it* *"He ' 
advised further that his brother, FRANK, Jr., lias a grocery store in 
lawrenceville; that he has one brother in the Navy, j.(a chief petty officer); 
that he has one brother^ working- for Heppenstall Co.| that he has one 
brother operating a garage in Glenshaw, and one working in a grocery 
store in Etna, Pa. He said that he has a sister iil the Divine Providence 
convent, one sister married in Beaver, Pa.,,, one siJter married and living on 




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To-: Director 

Date: February 26 > 19k2 

From: Pittsbiirgh Office 



Re: 



MA.TTHM GVETIC 

CONFIDENTIAL NATIONAL DEFENSE 

INFORMANT 



ALL iriFGRa:AT[OiJ COi^TAIMED 
HEREIrl IS UMCLASSIFiED , 

He advised that he married MARIE BARSH, who was born in 
Etna, Pa. on 8/1^/12, and that he has two children, RICHARD, age 10, and 
MTTHEW, age 10* 

He advised further that his previous' employment consisted 
of l|- years on a, WPA crime survey at Western Penitentiary j that he was in 
business operating a service station on the Butler Highway, and later at 
8900 Fa:;anksto-wn Roadj that he worked for his father in a service station for 
three years, and that he" worked for one year with General Motors in East Liberty, 
He also worked one year for Etna F\u?niture Co., and 31 years for I. ¥. 
Scott Co., Pgh., Pa.., jobbers for farm supplies. j 

He stated he- had three years -at St. Vincent »s Prep School, 
and two years at Curry Business College, Pittsburgh, Pa. He stated further 
that he is a Catholic— attending All Saints Church in Etna, Pa. 

He said that he had been arrested once on a charge of 
assault and battea-y for hitting his sister-in-law, but the charge was nolle 
pressed when he paid |3lU.OO he owed the sister-in-law. 

CVETIC advised that he can speak seven languages, consisting 
of Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Lithuanian^ Russian, Slovak and Polish. He 
said that he is a Slovenian by birth. He advised that he has constant use 
of these language^, since he handles all foreign cases that come to the Bureau 
of Unemployment. 

CVETIC is very close to alleged Communists in the Unemploy- 
\ ment service, and has even been invited to join the Communist Party by persons 
\i who work in this service. He advises that on, being invited again, he will 
I join, the unit, for the purposepf furnishing information to this office. 

Very truly yours, 

THORNTON /? 
^^ SpecisLl Agent in Chai*ge 
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' ?itts"burgh, Pennsylvania 
February 16, 1943 ^^':' 



DICLASSIFICATIOM AUTHORITY M1I¥1E' FE.OH: 
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Reference is made to thi letter from the Pittsburgh office 
dated February 26, 1942 which related extensive background and stati 
information regarding the above mentioned informant. 



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Please be. advised that this informant on February 12, 1945 
was invited to join the Communist Party; in Mttsbur^h . • and that he 
w as inducted personally V ELIZABETH GUIjLEYMiYM of New York^ who was 
InTittsburgh on that night as the guest spemer at a Lenin Memorial 
meeting. The informant had'been urged -to join the Communist Party by 
^ leaders of the Party in Pittsburgh, including the head of the Party in 
^ Western Pennsylvania, HENEYfeOEBES, and the McKeesport^^ Pa. Section 

Organizer, JEEDME^ENTON, M has thus joined the Party under favorable . 
auspices, and shoiO^d be in a position shortly to obtain valuable information 
regarding the activities of the same^ and especially regarding the 
activities of the White Collar Branch of the- same, about v/hich little, 
has been able to be learned. This informant has been in a position where 
he comes into almost daily contact with members of the Communist Party^ 
and he has curried their favor ,for the past year and a half for the pu:rpose 
of inducing them to invite him to join the Communist Party. He has alsi 
done certain things, such, as vote for the known Communist candidate^ in the 
union election of the State County and Municipal Workers, and aid certain 
known Communists in obtaining jobs, so that he would be observed to be 
at least a sympathizer of the Party. The invitation to become a member 
finally came,, and the informant has joined for the express and only purpose, 
of furnishing this office wltji inform ation^ It' is "estimatea -tiiat the 
Ijiformant has" spent appro3cim"at¥iy WiT'hundred dollars in associating with 
those he knew to be members of the Communist Party, and has asked no ^ 

remuneration whatever for this. This expense was incurred for t^ expresS^^ 
purpose of getting invited to join the Party'^ ^^^1^7^ ^^^ 

Since now, however, he is in a position to-ZfJiirniish^-valti^lre in: 
v/hich cannot be obtained in any other way, and sinfie hisBexpensSs for -dues' 
purchases of literature will be greater, it !ii^>sreaaesHt^>4fchiai1^othis 
be authorized to p^jj^this informant in the 

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Kefcrenco is tmd& to ^otJir lefetar <Jatcd lebniary 1^,.1943, in 
"wMdi you ixquest authority to pajr tho abova-mmea ilnforr::mt at tlis x-ata 
of :15,0Q por. -week* 

In vlct? oi' fo^xr porsoraX rccoraaendation, the requcctcd authority 
if! hcroby ^anl^d t» ccerp^nsate this im^oniaat at tfe rat© o^ ';2.§.00 t>C"I' 
Keek £or n trial period of thrco ronthj;, ciTsctivo lobruar^' 16, 1943.' In 
accordance -sdth InatruetionD sot cit^i in roctioa X3 of tba i:atioiial i:^f<5nGa' 
yanusl, you fifeoitlci coraaunioat© isith tho fcaraau at least t^o tm^kvi pyior to 
to the t«?rriinntion <o£ th© &utl-o3?i.aedt peilod and advise ns to ;/our rat-OEs-' 
M»>naation reasrairis tho sontinuonco of tha pajra^ats to thie itjfojtcant. 
You Pho ild gi#£C oei^tain that yovec letter c-*.r.t?i?jis a bric^ euKKai^' ojl tha 
ird'orsation that tm has provit%a j^ur ofiTico durino tlm attthoriiscd puriocl. 

You w3.ll be expected to closely supt^rvice the activities oi* this 
iBfoiffaant in order to inntiro that full vnluy till ba receivea for all ojroeiidi- 
turoB md to ijuard f32aiii;?t tfco possiMlit;/ oif awy inforrsatlon nertainin^* to 
tha Bureau '6 cctivitioji cznin^; into hia pocsoDfiion* 

T^.jgj,^ Xt should Xso dcj.'iititol-; pointed out to Avetie that res-aj^lGc^ of 

tha f j ^fit that ha r^izJ^ be jpwvidia^ ;r,?rar olTicr> with inforrr.atioa, ho eho:aia 
; • nd^^kt liny t^ino inclicato tn m:r va^r that he harj any eonncoaon with the tCX. 

Coffay 



_, . It ia aotea in rei'erenee l«ttor that thitJ i«£ornGnt h^g ^oinod tho 

Gi«^^'»«<»«teirsiot r-artyfor the o:^reefr pu3:s)0t!a of furnii:b42i£{ -jou^ oi'fico vith 
L*dd _dji£aaa©tion. In thio comectton, I deeirc to |5oiftt out that tshile the 
Nio&oi^, ) yeaiz i? vorj- <loci5?ous oi: roijetvtog infoiSTifition re|5aydi%' the »otivitie» 
Boaaa of t,^:s> CoSHSiwjist Party CEd Tdll PclcQUstel/ ce/^)r?noato ;Cor euch inforaatioa, 
Tf«c-y j.Si_ca32noli aseunr* tho r(i!3pon::-ihiJit:t- f or an^idil'ficaltica that wiyht ba 
c»tfroas2lcsasjtercd^F_ttiiaJ,a£ca^^ Ids \©fforta to obtain inforsatioa for 

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ho my aspect ^oyeases in the (ioapen«ation being afforded him in eccoiti- 
atico iwith the velu© of the infonaation he is able to provide, , 

If at any timo in th© future it i^ £eit tbat the inforr:i^tioiJ 
\mtnz provided your offiee by this ixsd^ox^^aant io not corssasncumto irdth 
the pdi5?ne»t0 being rjade to Ma, such pajinmts sho^d be irr.eaiateXy dis- 
i;oni>ixmed or s]^propriately t5d;J»Hted and the ButN^u pTOmptly advised* 

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Mr. Oejft; 

Mr» Ghivin 

Mr. 3Ladd 

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Mr. Bosco 

Mr» Tracy .«.. 

Mr* Carson *.„^ 

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Reference is made to Btij^eau letter of Februal^ 22, 19A3, 
authorizing payment to the above mentioned informant at the rate 
of |15 per weeke 



Please be advised thai since the referenced letter the ^ 
informant has made very advantageous strides in the Communist Party, 
has become an active member of the OSiomas Paine Branch of the Com- 
munist Party of Pittsburgh, which branch is the intellectual branch, 
and is now furnishing valuabiie information to the Pittsburgh Office 
regarding weekly meetings of this branch* His efforts have resulted 
in the Identification of important figures of the Gqamunist Party 
of Pittsburgh and information which shows the exteht of their activi- 
ties^in connection with the Communist Party. ^>^ 

In view of the valuable information which this informant 
is now able to fuimsh, it is recommended that the Bureau authorize 
this office to continue payments to him in the amount of $15 per 
weeke 



Very truly yours, 

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;rroa &15 ^^.r ^efe to ^^^5 p^j? wedlc, in vi^r .o3? tih^. tznt that he has b6« 
com a very act3,v^ laesber lii tho S<xa I>aiji6 Blench ot th© Cosaoniet P^HiT 
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Mr. Roaen ... 

Mr. Tracy 

JMr. Carson „ 

Mr. ColSRjy 

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at the rate of II5 per SIk? ^ above-mentioned informant 

active memberTth': ?ol'SLXn'h'J^r^"' ^^ '^^^^^^ - very 
branch in the City of Pittswi a "^^^ ^ *^^ intellectual ^ 
several cjonunittees and snenH.^ ' "^? ^ ""^^"^^ °^ t^i^ he serves on 
irig but Con^u^Lt pStVSSrs^P^B^^^ a v,eek on notT 

and due to the fact that^e if^nw f ^°^ ^^^^ ^""^ °« ^s time 
gaining the Party thSLy other P. tTi^'^e^-'f*"" information re- " 
that the Bureau ruthoriS^thT^^^^^rtt ^^^^^ l%%TZr 

ha^ worked fnd d^it Se'ScTtha? LT' ""/"'^^ ^^^ ^^^^-^^t . 
to be excellent results, thifadd^tinn^i ^^^^^^^S ^^at is believed 
be warranted at this t^! Ji^vS^^^f ^f ?^f jj^^^ is believed to . 
the intellectual branch he ifoli?! ^ ^^''^ *^^^ ^® ^®lo«gs to 
larger .amounts to the ComuJist w»f ^'^ ^^.^asionally to donate 
^rking member is e^eoZ^J'''^^'ft^'' ^^-^ ^ ordinary 
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Mr. Ofc«sf 

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Air. Rosen 

Mr. Tracy 

Mr. Acers 

Mr. Carson 

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w^s .on. Oct^te-?!!', ^4"^, 



•1943, pstid the smn of $9 to cover expenses incurred "by Mm during his recent 
^trip to the State Headquarters of the Oom minist Party in Philade lphia, in ■ 
.j^ xcess of the- $25 previously given i T hy this office. | [ advises that 
■^'''^the $34 -was spent as follows: $17 for transportation; $17 for food, lodging, 

,and entertainment ;vith CoMunist Party Officials in PMladelphi'a. 



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Reference is. made to Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau dated- 
October' 13^ 1943, to the^ffect that this informant had b.eeh paid a total 
of $34 for a trip to the)^omimmist Party State Headguarters in 
Philadelphia^. 

Reference is also made tQ Pittsburg letter to the 
Bureau dated ^eptesLbfir. 



Defense InforiiiantI 



30, 1943, .regarding>^onf idehtial. Nati onal 
in which authority was* requested for 



to make the trip to contact Oomaronist Party leaders in Philadelphia* 



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dverteiitly an error was made : 
to go to Ph iladeJ-phiak 1 1 was 



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ia requesting authority for 

intended that this authority be obtained for 

to Philadelphia and was paid the sum of $34 for expenses incurred as 
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Mr. K-. A. 'Jaizixi — 

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Mr. CoSTey 

Mr. 'Glavin , ^. 

Mr. Ladd ,,-- 

rir. Kin-iiols 

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Beferehce is inade to Bureau letter dated Septeml)efe«ai6f-=**t943^ 
authorizing cparpensation* to the alcove entitled informaiit at the rate of 
$35 per week for a period of three months from Septem'ber 13» 1943 ♦ 

Please "be advised that this individual 'is rapidly "becoming 
one of the most active members of the 3?om Paine Branch of the • Communist 
Party in PittsMrgho He is frequently the chairman at their semi«ii*m6hthly 
meetings and is recognized "by all memher.s of the branch as an excellent 
Party member* The Tom Paine Branch is the professional branch of the 
Party in Pittsburgh and without question the most important Party 
unit in Pittsbtxrgh. This informant has been able to identify over 
forty members of this Branch and gives considerable background 
information about each individual whom he identif ies^ Members of the 
Communist Party are frequently referred to I I by prominent Oonmninist 



Party officials in this district inasmuch as[ 



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a ^enior 



Interviewer at the XT. S^ Employment Service in Pittsburgh and has been 
active in placing a number of heretofore unknovm members of the 
Opmmuhist Party in national defense jobs in this area,. When a member 
of the Communist Party comes to him seeking employment, he is in a 
position to get complete background information concerning the individual 
which he submits to this off ice* 




I submits excellent typewritten reports on all 

meetings* of the Tom Paine Branch together with reports oh the. Lenin 
meetings iind discussion groups which meet under the auspices of the 
Tom Paine Branch of the Party* Be recently submitted to this office 
a detailed report on a ^jpiht meeting of the Tom Paine Branch with the 
Squirr el Hill Branch and the Oakland Branch of the Party in Pittsburgh, 
I l is presently very closely associated with MTHONY (TpKY) 
MINERICH who is the most influential Croatian Oommonist. in the Pittsburgh 
District* MlfflRIOH is the Editor of the "Narodni Glasnifc", Croatian 
language paper which is published at the Progressive Print ^hop at 



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Letter to the Pirector 

Irom SAO PittslDurgh 

DecemlDer 6, 1943 ^ - J3713 

HE: l^TTHBW CYETIO 

1916 East Street, Horth Side, PittsTmrgh, .where three other language 
Commanist papers are printed* Up to the present time^ it has heen very 
difficult to secure any informtion regarding the activities of the 
individual s- associa ted with the Progressive Print Shop and it is felt that 
-because of | [ association with MHJIRIGH, this office will he in a 
position to secure vital' information concerning the language groups in 
the near future which groups maintain their headquarters at the 
Progressive Print Shop, 



]i^ his new association with MBTERIdH is 



collahorating with hm in the formation of an all Slav Congress for 
Western Pennsylvania. With MIHERIOH as one of the leading figures in 
this all Slav Congress, it is reasonahle to assume that it will "be 
Communist dominated throughout. 

Based upon the information heretofore set forth, it is 
recommended that the services of this individual he continued and that 
his compensation he increased to $35 per week. 

Very truly yours. 



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Hoforouco ia cadlo to S^nrcau lottdr dated Caconbor 15^ 1943, psint* 
incr you iiuthoriliy to co^njoiiqate tho ^abovo nonsd individual at tho rata of 
^35 por T;coIt for a neiribd of three nonths effoctiwa Baconbor 12, 1943. 

roo pofrio^l crontad to pay hiia h&o ijoir e2£i7irad and s^oa should 
l*rr.0diately corsunieato Td-th the Bm:©au regarding; tho atatua of this indi-f 
vidual CO an ittforcant of your office. 

In thc^ evsjit you doeiro to cofitinuo hia ^onpancation, you ohoiild 
sot forth a biJicf Mt luforsativo sutnax^ of th» inforoatioiiL ho has fumishod 
d-ar*iR3 tho pacst authorised period and ralto a rqccnnantetion rocardico; tho 
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In ^dcrr of your pa>^oruxl roco?' ren:^tioa tltc rccrxj^tcd a^ithoflt^ 

i^ /rantfe^ for on i^Uitior^l pairioi of thrm r^mL^o* 

loar attention ia inritoi to SDction 13 of tlio ^rational Bcffcjoso 
* Biatil \vhoroin yo:i ^lll noto Gnacific xn/^tracticna cro t:ct £6rth rcqnirir:: 
you to a ivicc tnc Curea^ iit Icut^ two vi.cha In c lvt^*ca .<?!: Iho torrltttion of 
a p5rcvt<rasl7 .c;attorictd poriod in Uio event ;rQu dooira the aathority to pay 
tm Infort-ant to ^ oontinuodl* It is noted th'j pvavlona porio J for re^aiar 
pa;jT:anta to thia informant Qi^nlvoi Vuvch 12^ 194ijt ^^^ thai* your roquoat fop 
Cviititiaiancc iti dati-i Hoi'ob 2^^ 1944* It is CKf^cotod M the* futtiro ^ou. will 
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by the above referencel inforS 'dT^'J °^ the inform t ion furnished 
amount of compensation to Je S ?f ,f .^^e^f^^^ation regarding the 
■the Bureau, ^^^ *° *^^s informant be furnished fo 

active members' Tf thilol tllV 'f °r^* '^ °^« '' '^^ «o^t 
Pittsburgh. !Ph?s Branch is th^ llT^ ?^ the Oo^nist Party in ' 

Pittsburgh and is wShout'uestiS tL'\^%^?'- "^\°^ °^.'^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ 
Pittsburgh. This informant wS ^^^^'^^t important Party unit in 

Branch afd has glen cSLJlhl^bLt^" '^ '^"^*'^^ "'^^^^^^ °^ t^is^ 
each individual whom hrMlntifi^.^^'"''^"^ information concerning . 
• individual Has acted as chair^n 'f' .J"" "^f^ous, occasions, *his 
of the Tom Paine Branch. ^ ^^ semi-monthly meetings 

United ^mL%i^zz:i I:rvL^°^:%tl^^^'r^^^^^"^^ ^* *^^ 

assist numerous Communists in nJ+^ PattsDurgh .has enabled him to 

Pittsburgh area. C a member o??he"^Co''*'°"%' J^'^^^-^ ^^^^ -* *^« 
him seeking employment J^rL * Communist. Party comes to 

■ mtion conferSf S IndLiduSM c'h'he s\' f^J^*^ background infor- 
Office. -"laiviauai which he submits to the 'Pittsburgh 



On December 12 194-^ I 1 .. ^M^^ ~ L [t s.AjCM,^-^ 

conference of the IbII' f orlWV att edS^^ ^^ W«^5^»^ 

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^rom SAC Pitts'burgh 
Iferch 24, 1944 



Pitts'biirgh, Pe3msylvania. He was alile to furnish this office with the 
names of manjr of the individuals attending. this conference as well as. 
with the names of individuals elected to serve on the "District 
Committee. 

This informant also has attended several meetings held hy the 
Party at 1916 East Street, :IIorth Side, PittsTjur^, x^hich is the 
office of the Croatian Progressive" Print Shop* This printing company 
ptxhlishes "Slol)odna Eec", "Farodni Glasnik", and "ludovy Dennik",""and 
other foreign language newspaperso informant has l^een working closely 
with ANTHONY MIHSRIGH, Editor of "Narodni Glasnik", Cj^oatian Communist 
publication, and is scheduled to assist MINERICH as Assistant -Secretary 
.of the Western Pennsylvania Slav Congress. 

This informant also attended the Croatian American Congress 
■held at' the Port Pitt Hotel on January 23, 1944. He also attended the 
American Slav Congress held on January 21 and 22 at the William 
Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.^ Information concerning the .individuals 
attending hoth of these Congresses was furnished "by this individtial 
to the PittsMrgh Office. 

In viev/ of the information outlined ahove, it is recommended 
that the services of this individual he cnntinued and that his 
compensation remain at $.35 per v/eek. 

Very truly yours. 



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period and rsQjJieotirx: autiidrity t-o pay hto at 'ahe rato of ; 35 p^r Wfv*- for 
an^Mdlftii)i:al thrcoriontha. 

In v4./.;t of the valuable Ini^orretioa i;:iich no hc» riiiia fivxiilabXe to 
you, cni fcLUcd tpoa joar poi*oonia rifcor:r.ittiat3.ou. /oa caj/ continue to pm 
hin at the i?ato o£ 35 p:-r wccl: ior m adiitioma thrc'3 xrontha effective 
Jur-Q i;*, X'-i/^* 'ioa ujot continuo to ovaX-aato the inforcatiou sabsittcd by 
07otic to inc^re tho 5uraau i? rccolvija ; the Exadtan yaluo for tha coney ox- 
pcjiue-a, iini if <it my tit;o you dotcTOinQ this is it:ot tho slt-iation, tm ' 
approprit.to sdjast-ont should be nsdo cni tho Huroau prosptly adviacd, 

Tivo »/C8l-:a prior to tho ospiration of thia cithoriacd porio-l 7m 
are to a,^aitt cor^-unicato \;ith the 3areaa in ucoor Jjico with Sectioa X3 of 
tho rational mSonm famaol.. 

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Reference, is made to Bur.eali letter .^dated Ifeirch 31, 19hh 
granting authorization to compensate the above-captiohed individual at the 
rate of #35 • -per week for a three months* period effective from* iSarch 21;, 
19kk* Since the referenced letter, this . informant has attended the semi- 
monthly meetings of the Tom Paine Branch of the Communist Party in Pitts- 
bxirgh and has identified 8 new members of the branch who were recruited 
into the party during the recruiting drive ending May 1, 19hk^ Through 
this inforoiant, the Pittsburgh Office has complete coverage, on the Tom 
Paine Branch which consists of approximately 60 members and is -known as 
the professional branch. The Tom Paine Branch is presently being dissolved 
however, and the members of the branch are being jilaced in* clubs yet to be. 
formed throughout the city of Pittsbursh. In view of this, it is antici- 
pated that Confidential Informant I I will be placed in a club having 
membership of at least 100 individuals and it is known that within a very 
short- period of time this infoi^naht can identify -the ma j or ity of individuals 
affiliated with the club to which he is assigned. 



This "crffice is presently advising [ | to endeavor to 



be^ assigned to the same club that the -^members of the editorial staff of 

the language pape rs P^^H shed ^or^ th^^^^ ,^SL151^2!i ^i' . 

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the United Office and Professional Workers - CIO at the UnSb^^S 
ployment Service, Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, and on May 12,gL;gj|j 
president of the local. JACK STROBEL,the full-time district ' 
the United Office and Professional Workers - CIO, with headq 
burgh, Pennsylvania, is' a member of the- Tom Paine Branch o f 



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Party and is well known to | | As a result of ^ ,^ 

local at the United States Employment Service and being-elec^,^ ^ 

it is -anticipated that he will be iii'an excellent position to gain the con- 
fidence of STROBEL and vdll be of great, assistance to this office in deter- 
mining the communist Infiltration of the United Office and Professional 
Workers in this distfeSct. 



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, [ together with ANTHONY MINERIGH,, Editor pf "Narodni 
Glasnik», Croatian language nevrspaper published on the North Side, Pitts-^* 
burgh, which incidentally follows the Conununist Party line, was; instrument 

tal in the formation of the Western Pen nsylvan ia Slav Congress and| |^ 

is the secretary of this organization. I I has submitted detailed re- 
ports to the Pittsbxirgh Office concerning all matters of the Western Penn- 
syl^nia Slav Congress and has been able to identify the individuals in 
attendance at the meetings and advise whether or not they are members of 
the Communist Party* 



^ ]tcis selected by the district officials of the Com- 
munist Party to give a speech on Sunday, May lii. on "^TITO^* 'at Clairton, Penn- 
sylvania* Since r~n became affiliated with the Communist Party on Febru- 
ary 12, 19U3, he has steadily gained the confidence of the district offi- 
cials and the leading members of the party who head the various foreig n 






language newspapers published on the North Side In' Pittsburgh* | |is a 

delegate to attend the district conference of the Communist Party to be- 
held Sunday, May lU, I9UU at the North Side Carnegie library Lecture Hall 
from 9 AM to 6 PM ' 

In view of the past reports submitted to this office by 
it is knovm that he will submit an excellent detailed report on 



this district conference meeting as well as other meetings of the Communist 
Party and the other organizations with which he is connected. 



It is therefore recommended that 
at the rate of 13^., per week for his services foi? 



]be compensated 



next three months. 



Very truly yours. 



JBMSFjJV 
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OJhe Bureau has "been advised in the past of this informant's 
extensive activity in connection with the Oomraaniat Party and the 
Gomimnist Political Association and of the fact that CVETIO is hy far 
the most capahle of the informants in Opmnninist matters this office 
has. 

In recent: .months, he has. made remarkable progress in 
assixming leadership in the American Slav Congress of Western 
Pennsylvania and hecomihg thoroughly conversant on activities 
of the Staff of the four Communist controlled newspapers in Pittsburgh, 
namely,, the Slovak "Ludovy Dennik** and "Pravda"; the Croatian, "Harodni 
Grlasnifc", and the S^bian, 'SSlobodna Rec*'* 5}he Party leaders look 
with favor upon his organizing ability in connection with the Slav 
Congress. / , 

The leadership in this Congress has provided the ^ V/ 
Informant with the means of becoming very familiar with the Boardp^of 
Directors and the Editorial Staffs of the newspapers mentioned aoove, 

This has necessitated, however^ the informant's attendance 
at meetings almost every night with AHTHOISY MINERICH, HSaHI TOABEL, 
CALVIN BROOK, MIHKO MAREOVIOH, JOHN SOBOZAK^ and majiy others of the -^«L, ^ 
Congress and the newspaper So These private meetings are always 'iAHBLED J3Y 
followed by discussions at restaurant and taveirxts in Pittsburgh wher^'PO^ D'^'^^K 
the policy of these organizations is actually fprmulated«^ The informant < 
estimates that he spends $9 or $10 per week at\such di s cuss ions • ' 
It is through these discussions that information most valuable to 
this office is obtained. 



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August 26, 1944 



active with the Congress and the newspapers » he has h.een called upon 
frequently to address groups in siHToxindirig cities necessitating 
additional expenditures hut enhancing his reputation in the Party. 

The ahove expenses are in addition to the Informant's normal 
expenditures for Party dues, assessments (he was- this month assessed 
$15 for the Party^ Fund Drive) ^ telephone" calls. Union expenditures, etc. 
The Informant has continued all this activity in connection with the 
Party and has continued to submit reports in these matters as 
previously* 

To compensate the Informant for his increased expenses, 
it is proposed to allow him expense money in the amount of $10 -per 
week for the period August 6 to September 30,, 1944, inclusive. This 
would he. in addition to the $35 per week regularly paid the informant. 

In the event Bureau authority is obtained, strict 
supervision-' will be afforded the informant to establish that his expenses 
continue to equal or exceed the- proposed payment. 

If the extensive activity of the Congress continues beyond 
September 30, an additional request will be made to the Bureau- for 
authorization to continue payment of such expenditures. 



Very^uly yours. 



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lo:?itci3* of /:ti£?i5t 29^ 19hbji ycRi ars r:?enta4 r.utlioidtiy to pay this inf osarnit 
at iha rata of 03^.00 por v.oslc for an adSiticmal period of ihroo nonths 
offeotivo Coptasibor 1Z^ l^IiU* 

Rofcronca la dad cado to your luttoj* of I'-uouot 26|e l$liU> ^dvlcinj; 
Cvotic 1:ad boon incxirrina g:^^g»=g3 of .-.pproxinatoly OlO pQS? t^gc^' ^'C^r tfco paot 
covarcl t.'qo1:o ie obtoSaiJEjg iuf orcatioa for ;70'a3? Offica* Tou continttcd to roquost 
aMtfeority to allorr bin oiqjynao non^y not to oxoood ClO«OQ par v/colJ for Vm poriod 
of Atiaust 6 to CGptcnber 30, lS>ltU» 

111 Tiovr of yoijr parsonal ro<?o=225ndatiGa, cpprovfaL ia created to 
rotoburso Mn in an onount not to oacocd OlO.OO por v;aQk for tbo rcqii^oted psriod* 
In vioi; of thG stipend viidcli lias uoon ^uthoriaod^ it vdll 1:^ nQcocoary for yon 
to carofully oupw-r/isa tho aotivities of this inforrannt and oVi:>l«ato tho mtorisO. 
Bubrjlttod '^Tj hiri to insuro tbo 3;araaufs rocoivSn:: eaa adaquatc rat am for tbo 
noRoy cxpcadca* If at cny tino you dotoraino that tViis is not tlra situation or 
ia tbo oWt tbero is ai^ other ob-sncQ in his status ssf ca inf owacjitis tbo I^arc:au 
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COHFIDMTIAL 
Director, FBI 



Ret ^MT!EHM CVETIC ^ ,- 

#eo^i^MTiAL. NATI ONAL H mm 

DEFENSE INFORMANT F I 




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Dear Sir: 



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TJi^. S. A. Tamm 

Tfir.Clegg 

Mr. Coffey — .— — .- 
Mr. Glavin..-.*...^.- 
IVlr. Ladd— —*.—-**— 
Mr. Nichols-^..*.."- 
Mr. Rosea — .—" 
Mr. Tracy «*.—»-* 
Mr. Mobr ... 
Mr. Car&on .«» 
Mr. HendoJ3u.«« 
Mr. Mumford.: 
Mr* Jones ••••••*Nn*iu»»»» 

Mr* QiiiimTamsu.«.> 

I!lr2r« Neasd-«*Mft »»»»•• 

f i;2ifi3 Gtaady— ii»»6WM»* 



Reference is made to Bureau letter ^ted June 8, 1944> granting authori-^ 
zation to compensate the above-entitled individual at the rate of $35 
a week for a three-month period effective June 12, 1944* 

Since the referenced letter, this informant attended the Western Penn- ^^^ 
sylvania-West Virginia Communist Party district convention ififaich was 
held on June 10. and June 11, 1944, in Pittsbui*gh, Pennsylvania. At 
this convention the Coramunist Party, for Westem-Pennsylyania-West 
Virginia was dissolved, and the Coiamunist PolitigaL^sociation of 
Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia was formed^ |_ 



submitted a 



detailed report concerning this convention and set forth all the 
officers of the Communist Political Association* for Western Pennsylvania- 
West Virginia* This informant has been exhibited motion pictures which 
were taken by Agents of the Pittsburgh Office as individuals were enter- 
ing and leaving the district convention heretofore mentioned, and the 
infoKoant was able to- identify approximately eighty individuals from ^,,^^,^jt 



the pictures « 



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]has attended meet ings of the Western^E gnngylvasJjBLJS lav Cc 



?ress 



on an averag e of three or four times a week fdrJ>he past three_months_ 
andjte^|]^|S^^tte^^ 

I Jiias been able to identify the Communist Party members in atten^ 

ance at the various committee meetings of the Western Pennsylvania S^%^ 
congress. ^^^^ 



This informant is a delegate to the Steel City Council in Pittsburgh, 
Penns^^ania, which is affiliated with the Industrial Union Councils- 
CIO. I l is president of the local of the United Office .and Pro- 
fessional Workers-CIO, which is affiliated with the United States 
Employment Service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This inforinant is a 
member of the North Side Club of the Communist Political Association 



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in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attends all its executive meet- 
ing and has been doing considerable Gommunist Party work among the 
Slovenes in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania* 

In view of the information submitted by this informant to the 
Pittsburgh Office during the past three months and in view of his 
many party connections, it is recommended that his se3rvices be 
retained by the Pittsburgh. Office and that he continue to be 
compensated at the rate of $35 a week for the next three months* 



Verytruly yours. 




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Mr. Co.iey, .. -.«.. - | 

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S£3 Top Serial 
Form 4-714 ' - 

Director, EBI 



Dear Sir: 



Reference is siade to teletype from the Btireau dated Augast 
28, 1944, entitled, "MTIOML SLOVMIM COHTMiPIOII; IIF!0BHM1 SBCDEIII (C)' 
vherein authority was granted for thii^ Inforioant's attendance at the'* 
Convention* The Informant attended the Convention and has' submitted 
an, extensive report which is "being forwarded to the Bureau and 
Cleveland, He is heing reimhursed "by this office for expenses 
incurred as follows: ■ 

Transportation to Cleveland and return $13,00 

Taxi fare* Pittsl)urgh and Cleveland ' 5.40 

Hotel room, September 1-3, 1944 10»50 

Meals 9»50 

Entertainment (^feile with LEO ERZYCKI, LOUIS 11.00 
ADAMIC, and &E0RGB WITKOVIC of the Slav 
Congress and other delegates to the Convention 
at Slovenian Hall, Worfcingiaen * s Home>, and 
Croatian Home Assoc iation««fall Cleveland), 
Telephone and Telegraph - , 2.33 

. Tips and" miscellaneous 2.00 

Time lost from employment, 1§ days, 
September 2 and 4, 1944 16^5:4, 

Total $70.27 




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mTTHElT GVETIG 

Confidenti al Nati onal. B^tmsQ ^ 



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Ur\ Godso n . 

Atr. JS. A. Jamm 

Mr. *Clegg 

"Mr. C6£tey " 

Mr. Glavln . 



Itr. "Nichols , 
Itr. Rosen 
Mr. Trac y . 
Ktr. Koh f ~ ' 

?vtr. Carson 

l-Er. Hendon; 

Mr. MumfordJi 
"Ur, Jones- 



Mr, Qulhn Tamni' " 
Tele. Room 



■ leference is inade t& the letter from the Pittsbi&gh Office ta ^i^ 

ohe Biiredia dated November 2, 1944, in .the case Entitled "Sidney M>^orovi^.& 

was;. latemal Security - Hatch Ict"^ ; regarding Cve.tic Mxo is employed "by ^-^-"^ 




of Horoiritz. 

Th.e Gommuhists, ineluding Horo-vitz, have. thoTight it strange that 
the Pittsburgh Office has been investigating Horovitz and iaot Cvetic. 1 
talked to SAC O'Connor on Itecember 7, 1944, "and explained to him that, we 
could not "become involved iii. a H^tch Act investigation of Cvetic because 
we would have, to alfford him an opportuhity to be iht'erviewed under oath in 
order to make the investigation lookgesi;iine. I explained 'to him the 
possxble difficulties which might result irom false statements made' by * 
Cvetxc to agents of the Bure.au while under oath or to the' withholding of ■ 
pertinent information oh 'the part of Cvetic. I explained to him on the 
other hand if Cvetic gave Us a complete account of his a&tivities in the 
Party, the United States Employment Se]?Y±ce, despite its laxity in Enforcing 
the Hatch Act, would have no recourse except to " dispense- -pdith his services. 

O'Connor stated that the letter was jiodriy phrased and' that t/hat 
they really wanted to do .was to discontinue the "Hatch Act case on Hprdvitz- 
in order to take suspicion off from Cvetic. I told him to go -ahead and do 
this inasmuch as our investigation is practically completed anyway and the 
United States En^jloymeiit Service ^Toijid not do anytliing to Hordvitz regardless 
of how much information we procured frojn Cvetic and other sources unless 
Horovitz admitted everything at the time of an interview* ' " 

, ' . Cvetic, is; making' a great deal, of progr6ss/4?*the^Parfcy and it iV^ 
particularly expedient at this time to dp everything' to increase pur in- ' 
formant coverage in the Party in the Pittsburgh and Brie areas because it 
is from these areas that the most recent rumors have emanated indicating 
the probability of a new smear campaign directed at the Bureau and the 
Director on, the part of the Conmiunists* Naturally wg -want to keep open all 
lines of information on this subject,, and therefore I told O'^Connor that for 
the time being at least to discbhtinue activity ,o%±haJIqravitz case, and I 
also told hija to^tell Cvetic to be. more (3±scvee:f^^Wsl&mm^sb:^^TtY^ 
activities. 3n other Words, he can't goa^romdHh^MSxiiirrfW^^^^l^h-^^^^- 
weight around" as a -militant active, Comnrani^ Bnd WW^^'.^W^t^&x^'^ 



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naturally being asked by members of the Party as to why this, individual is' 
• able to. get av/ay v/ith Sc :m<?h without becoming the subject of a Hatch Act / 
investigation. O'Connor said that he would have Cvetic tone dowft his 
activiMfes and be itord discreet in the future. 



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of iJscesljar 8, I944j( approval is granted t^ pay this it^oiz^ii at tht tate of 
§3J; psr Tfook im an additicml throe noutl^s .offcoljiiro pecosbey 3.2^. 1944, , 

It io riotc^ %m lafor.iant i£^ ©ploj^d by the Wed Statoo l-snlojr^^jiit 
fS6Fi^ka*-«Sii| Baroa^i rpalicos it is of ton nocessarjr for infojtaants to' 'ml publicly 
W'^te^paS, felt m\ aotivitioc on tho part of an eaployea of a governaQnt 
%{^h6f ^t^.|lGi3lblj joopii3*dii5a bis inforsant value and phould not be encouraged. 
telf<>3B0r' f ii mat oarofull^ cuporvifeo CYotic»e aotivitios to prOvont an^r possible 
l&fes^seJm to the Eui*oau, und qaution sbould bs osercised to not icpair liia usa 
M'^it c-pan'pnd noto?ioiJ.s sdthltloo cii bobalf of tbo p4rljy» 

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December 8, 19A4 



STRICTLY GONF. 




Director, IBI 



Dear Sir: 




jPVETIC 



SseTepSsrlai 
Form- 




T>*^i?, Tclcsn. 

rSr. E. A.Tcii?:am j 

Mr. Clavin 
; RSr. Ladd 

Mr. Nichols 
j Mr. R^sen - 

air. Tracy.. 



;| Xdr* Carson 

Mr. Kffan 

' Mr. H^r^'on -... 



■[ Mr. fcnrilngton ^ 

^1 Mr. Quz"yjaTrania„„ 



jj r.ir. r>&>a-... 
Miss Gandy. 



Re:r\MTTL„ . 

'•ly^qSlJFIDENTIAL NATIONAL DEFENSE INFDlflllANT^ 






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Reference is ;ma,de to Bureau letter dated September 6,' 1944^ In which 
authorization is granted to conpensate the' above-entitled individual at the 
rate of .$35-00 per :week for a period of three months from September 12,-1944. 

^ Since the referenced letter, ^ the above-captioned individual has fur- 
nished the 'Pittsburgh Office with numerous reports concerning the American, Slav 
Congress and made available to the Pittsburg Office a lengthy detailed report 
of thq Second" National American Slav Congress which was held in Pittsburgh 
September 23 and 24, 1944. -This Informant fuimshed the Pittsburgh Office with 
a list of the resolutions which were finally adopted at the Congress several 
days before the actual Congress took place. The Informant was also- able to fur- 
nish the Pittsburgh Office with a list of the officers elected at the Congress 
before the election was held. 

The above-captioned individual is presently Secretary of the North 
Side Club of the Communist Political Association in Pittsburgh and makes avail- 
able to the Pittsburgh Office .detailed reports concerning all activities of the 
North Side Club which club has approximately 100 members. 

The Inf ormaht is slated to become President of the North Side Club 
in- January, 1945> and. upon becoming President of the Club,^ he- will, automatically- 
be- invited to all major Executive meetings of the association in the Western 
District of P.ennsylvania, ^_ '^^^ss^^s^srSSn^^^^l^J^?^'^-^^ 

The Informant attended a Di'strict Committee Meeting of the Western ^ 
Pennsylvania - West Vir^nia District of the Commtinist Political Association in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania^ on November 26, 1944^ and has made, available to the 
Pittsburgh Office a tfen-page report concerning the meeting in which he identified 
approximately 55 individuals as being in attendance^. ^ /^- ^^^L^tf] '/^ 

;)riziatipn"be granted to 
^^e.'Qf #35.00 per -^pek 



ayiCTORY 




In- view of the above, it is recommended thj 
continue conpensating the above individual 



three months • 



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'-%?. jftjsi 3 1945 





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620 New Federal Building />^ p'*-^^*^*^^^is. ..:.. f 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A J P''.^o.,„ _ ^ 
Elarch 6, 17il^ : ^//'^"'^ P^'^^--y_ 

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Reference is' made to Bureau letter dated December 28, 19hk in 
which authorization is granted tO' compensate the above-entitled individual 
at the rate of $35 per -week for a period of three' months from December 12, 
19hh. 

This informant during the past three months has ftirnished the 
] Pittsburgh Office with detailed information concerning general party plans, 
activities, and policies as -well as- complete reports on communist activities 
among Slovak, Serbian, and Slovenian nationality groups ♦ Because of his 
initiative and organisational skill, it appears that he is being relied upon 
by GPA officers in an ever increasing degree. He is well acquainted with . 
most active GPA members and after attending party functions, he is able to 
f\imish the names of all those in attendance* Jffis reports are typewritten 
and are' prepared in a thorough manner and are received almost daily- by the 
^Pittsburgh Office. 

At the present time-, while being active in the American Slav 
Congress, he has accepted the position of Executive Secretary in the Ameri- 
can Committee for Yugoslav Relief for Western Pennsylvania ♦ He attended the 
district executive ^ committee meeting held in Pittsbiorgh on February 18, 19k^ 
and the district finance committee meeting held February 16, 19k5» and 'sub- 
mitted comprehensive^ reports on both. 



The informant is fully cognizant of the ''dangers involved in o-pexpjj^ . 
and notorious party activity in .view of his position as an employe^ of the 0Wt)^1 
Federal Government. Furthermore, his actions are closely supervised ty^ (^ 
agents of this office to insure against any possible embarrassment to ifhl^'^-^'C^^ p,.^ 
Bureau • *^^'0i- n -; . . '^ 

. It is therefore recommended that authorizatiorybe gran-^ed to 
continue compensating this informant at the 
three months* 




lyiCTORY 
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

April 11, 19h^ 



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•Mr. T/. A.Tas2ai,- 

Mr. Cloffg 

r*£r. Co^oy 

Mr. Glavia 

Mr.'Ladd 

Mr. Nichols 



Director, FBI 



STRIGTLT con: 



Dear Sir: 



Limited OSaslflestion 
ISovisw Oenclysted 
See Top Ssrla] 
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DEFENSE INFOBMANt I" 
Bureau Fi-lTir^6=25l^ 



■b 7 D I ^J^' loosen 

; Mr. Tmcy 

; Rir. Carson. 

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?*ir. Hoodon , 

Zs-Ir. PoRiiJnrfton.,. 



In accordance with Bureau ixistructions., CVETIC attended 
the emergency meeting of the National Committee of the American Slav 
Congress at the Carter Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, on April 7 and 8, 'IShS* 
He participated in the secret meetings of the Communist Political 
Association leaders in addition to the regular meetings of the com- 
mittee. 

CVETIC submitted a 23 page typewritten report on the 
proceedings at Cleveland including: 



1. Names,, addresses, business ^_g^d^_^^gff 
affiliation of the $\x delega1>ds^^^^?^r~Wr 
background data on each. 



2, Complete report of a private meeting of CPA 
leaders in the movement including names, ad- 
dresses, and affiliation of those in attendance^ 
detailed account of instructions as issued by 
AVRAM lANDX of the National Committee of the 
CPA, and the proposed course of action at and 
the selection of a delegate to the San Francisco 
Conference • 

3. A full report ori the first formal committee 
meeting at Cleveland on April 7^ demonstrating 
how the instructions of lANDY were carried out* 







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derg preparatory to the second formal meeting on , ., 

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From J SAC, Pittsburgh 
Res MA.TTHM CVETIC 

CONFIDENTIAL NATI ONAL 

DEFENSE INFORMANT | | 
Page: 2 

The following were the expenses incurred by this infor- 
mant in connection y/ith the above; 

Lost tiioe from employment, April 6 (^ day) 

April 7 and 9, 19h^ (total 2| days) @ |11*2^ per day ..♦•.428.12 

Meals April 6 to 9, 19U5 (3i days) ••.- 1^.75 

ifotel accomodations, 2 days .@ |3«75^ 1 day @ |ii.95*--*— 12 .U5 

Transportation railroad and pullbiian fare to 

Cieyeland and return •««•••••••••••••• ll.ii^ 

Taxi from residence in Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania Station 

at departure and from station to residence on return— ..,•.♦.♦• ..• 1*90 

Taxi from station at Cleveland to Carter Hotel and* from 

Carter Hotel to station on departure '• • ♦ 1*70 

Taxi in Cleveland from Carter Hotel to Croatian Home and misc..#, 2,30 

Postage* « .......... ^ • . • ; i..... ...... . .6^ 

Telephone - miscellaneous calls in Cleveland from Carter 

Hotel and Colonial Hotel and one long distance call to 

Pittsburgh @ |1.30v..-* ' ••♦•. 2.k$ 

Entertainment - Money necessarily expended at the Carter 

Hotel, Colonial Hotel, Croatian- Home, and various bars in 

Cleveland for the purpose of procuring, information "which 

could not otherwise be obtained, from LEO BACICH of the BTO 

in NYC, AVRAM lAWY of the CPA in -NIC, GEORGE and MART PIRIHSKY 

of the Slav Congress in NIC, ETBIN KRISTAN, Slovenian leader 

in Chicago, ZARKO BUNCICH, Serbian leader of Akron, STEVE KRALL,, 

Slav Congress leader in Brooklyn, and many others 17 #00 



TOTAL 193.77 



Payment is being made to the infoimant in the amo\mt of 
t93.77. 



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m vitw o£ the ijerseml yec«ea^ti<^ set forth ia yotjx* letter of .. 
m 1, 1945 the Bureau m m^m W^jg this i»loi«t at tii» in(W50 ^te 
of !4a!50 por week for ^ trial period of three TOths beijiimitig m^ iz, W* 

It til be mm$d$f ts^ P'^ to evalmte the natertel ^uWtted l^ 
"SI to iasure the Bwr^au receives m deqmte rettira for tlio i»q*(?ase4 etipfi 
J is mid to bfci. ih Ids gupcrvisim 2/ou shoiild bear ill nJiia i*^ 



ia:3eK mA mmm in conneotioa lith 14^ ^ffK^^^^^ 
:..co...4f-tbi CPA iu view of Ma er|lo^lttt br m Um »a ^^l^t^^J?^^^^ 
m-Gi.vin.^4iis isitt^ umi m^ive very careM wi«if to ,f 0i4 m7^^» 
Mr. La.ci...«t> ^ BtiTsau* IJQu shouXd aleo keep the Bureau, iiifdraed3)f any mu^m 
t*.NKi»oi.^^cyetio isaUee in a4v^<3i»s to the A. 



Mr, Tracy-..., 

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rir. flpBi^on 

Mr, Jlimford,...,, 
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Mr. iQuiiaTaHSBa.. 
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Bureau Bile Hoo 6&-2542 



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Eeference is made to your letter dated March 23, 1945, in which 
authorization was granted to compensate the ahove-»en titled informant at the 
rate of $35*00 per week for a period of three months, effective Bferch 12, 
1945^ 



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. Daring this period the informant has continued to provide detailed 
information regarding all major Communist Political Association functions ' 
within this District. He is a memher of the Finance Committee of $he Communist 
Political Association, and as such, has presented a typewritten analysis of • 
the financial condition of the District* He also attended, with Bm»^u. 
authorization, an emergency meeting of the National Committee of the American 
Slav Congress held at the Carter Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, April 7 and 8, -1945, 
Upon his return, he provided a thorough, complete, and detailed report", not 
only on the general meetings, hut also on the various caucuses held in connection 
with this gathering. - ■ ' ...^^i,.;*.-.*^--->>^j^^ yy 

He has also furnisixed this office with a report of all the activities 
of the Slovenian-American National Council^ together with a copy of .resolutions 
prepared' hy this organization for the San I*rancisco Conference* He continues to 
he extremely active among the foreign language elements in Pittshurgh, and is 
ahle to follow and analyze the extent of the Communist infiltration among the 
various foreign nationality organizations* ^ *"'"'* 



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During this three-month period, the informant has worked as an 
organizer for the Communist Political Association in the lawrenceville Section 
of Pittshurgh. Through this he has been ahle to provide a complete list of 
Lawrenceville memhers, together with* their dues payment record* <J-d^ 

Of particular interest to the Bureau during the past month, this ^C> 
informant has heen invited hy MAX WEISS and JOSEPH GODFEEY, v District #5 President 

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June'!, 1945 OOpiDMIIAL MTIOUAL DEEENSE lOTOEMAUT 



and Vice-President respectively, to "become a fuil-tima Party functionary. Thes<3 
^ officers have realized for many months that the structure of the Communist 
' Political Association in this District is on the verge of collapse, hoth from 
the standpoint of mpmhership and finances. In an effort to strengthen their . 
organization^ they ioave recognized the skill and energy of this informant and 
are chtanisting him with the responsibility of resuscitating the financial 
condition of the District. Prom, this position-, the informant will he ahle 
to provide the Pittsburgh Office and the Bureau with absolute coverage of 
all phases; of the Communist Political Association's work. Furthermore, he 
will no doubt come in close contact with various national functionaries who 
visit Pittsburgh from time to time. It is anticipated that he will keep this 
office advised of all major changes in policy on the part of the Communist ^ 
Political Association. 

5?herefore, in view of this informant's past record, and his future 
potentialities, it is recommended that his weekly remuneration be increased to 
$42.50 and authorizat^-on be granted for reimbursement for all extraordinary 
expenses » 



Very truly yours. 




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Mr (ilavjn 

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Mr Nichols..-.'- 

Mr Kc3en 

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Mr Carson 

Mr E^m 

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HOOLECTEMrorFICIAL DELEGATE TO NATIONAL CPA CONVENTION AT _ , 

District five cpa conference held juiy fifteen, fortyfive. m iill, 

„„ ,, ,,s^, CREDENTIALS TO ATTEND IN VISITOR CAPACITV. B>PAO 

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Pitts^burgh, Pennsylvania 
Aii^st 27, 1945 



Director 



Dear Sir: 



See Tep Serai 



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M/ieHEg!^inBgIG>^O bhfident| a: 
Hatipnal Defense Informanjfe 
Bureau Pile ' 66^2542 




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Reference is made to Bureau letter dated June 13, 1945, wherein. 

authorization was greJited to pay this informant $43»50 per week for - 

period of three mpnths beginning June 12, 1945 ♦ 



Since June 12, 1945, this informant has^ continued to take a lead- 
ing part in Cossmunist activities in this district, and has reported regu- 
larly and completely on Coinmunist matters generally* 

Because of his employment hy the United States Employment Service, 
he has not heen given an official position with the Party; however, he was 
placed in charge of the "Daily Worker" fund drive for which a goal of 
$1000 was set* Informant raised more than $1500 and as a result of this, 
JlflX'itailSS^ ^Priesident of District Pive, received a letter of commendation 
from JOMlWIHilAI^SOH of the Hew York OPA headquarters* 



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She informant was invited to"' accompany the. District Pive delei 
tion to Hew York City to attend the National Convention as a visitor, hlld 
the week of July 5, .1945« He attended two sessionsjof the conv^^^ion, includ- 
ing the final session held Saturday, July 28, 194 




"^ He also attended a Slovenian Day^ Eally in Olevelandf Ohlo^Olheld, ^ 
July 8, 1945* In addition, he has "been ahle tojprovide con^lete^S'overagjB'^' 
of Communist activities within the American Slav Congress axid the Americ'an 
Committee for Yugoslavian Relief* He is the Executive Secretary of the lat- 
ter group in Allegheny County*, 

He has- regularly attended meetings of the East End Cluh in Pitts- 
burgh, and is the organizer of the iawrenceville Club* On June 10, 1945, 
he attended the District Committee meeting and he attended the District Con- 
vention held July 15, 1945, and August 18, and 19, 1945* 

In view of the ahove, it is recommended that reimhiirsement to this 
informant he continued at the rate of $42.50 per week. 



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In Pi ttsturgh. letter dated June 1, 1945, authority was reotuested 
to reimbiarse this infornxant. for all extraordinaiy expenses. In Bureau 
letter of June 3, 1945, specific authorization for the payment of expenses 
was not included; however, since the date of this letter, the informant has, 
submitted weekly expense accounts which have averaged approximately $9» 
These eagpenses have included, such items -as the entertainment of visiting 
functionaries and district officers, the purchase of literature^ payment of 
dues, and contrihutions to. fiassian War Belief and the "Daily Worfcear*? fond 
drive. Since much good information and good will are, ohtained in this way, 
authorization is again requested for the payment of these expenses* Aa 
alterjoative is su^ested whereby the Bureau would increase the- weekly pay- 
ment to $50»6o, effective Juae 12, 1945, and from this the informant would 
he required to pay his own expenses. 



yeiy truly yours. 





JAMBS B.POSPE, SAO 



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Mr E A Tf frn 
Mr Clsg^ 
Mr Coffey ... 
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Mr Rosen , 

Mr 'hm 

Mr Carsou 

Mr Egait, 

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DASH m FIVEFOUR TiO^ PLEASE EXPEDITE REPLY. j>.^ ^ £^ 
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Re: mTTHE^JCVETIC . , il_ '" --^ , .^^ 

'ConfoBential National Defense Informa nt ' '- 

Dear Sxr: > ^^.^^^^.,^^^4^^ '"' 

Reference is made to Bureau letter to All SAC's dated October 10, 0-9ll"$«"" titer- - — 
September 2hs 19i|5 authority was granted to reimburse this informant at the'raf^ 
of $50.00 per y/eek for services and expenses ^ ' 



This, informant continues to be the most valuable source of information available 
to the _Eittsburgh Office on general Communist activities, particularly in the 
foreign language field. At the present time he is acting as an organizer of the 
Iam*enceville Club of District of the Communist Party and is in close contact 
with ROY HUDSON and' JOE GODFREY, leaders of the District Organization^^offblie"'" 
Gommanist Party • _: 



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On September 2, IShS a meeting was held of various Slovenian Communist leac 
in Pittsburgh, at, which time plans v/ere discussed regarding fprmation of a 
stronger . Slovenian Communist movement in this country. Following this meeting 
another meeting w:as held on September 30^ 19U5 in Cleveland, Ohio. At this 
second meeting C.17ETIG was voted as chairman and it was decided that he -would act 
as the National Leader of the Slovenian Communist movement. He was considered 
to be 7;ell qualified for this position, in vievf of his visit to the Yugoslav 
Einbassy in Washiiigton,, D-. C. on September 9^ 19li5^, at which time he discussed 
the problems of the Slovenian Communists in this country with Dr. KA.KIEDO, a 
councilor in the Yugoslav Embassy.. 

On September 28, 19U5 CTETIC, acting as Eixecutive Secretary of the American 
Committee for Yugoslav Relief, presented a benefit concert in- Carnegie Music 
Hall, Pittsburgh, Pa. ZMTICO BAIAKOVICH was the featured artist. Cl/ETIC was 
able to raise more .than ^5,000. through this concert, as a result of which he is 
looked upon with respect, by the local Communist leaders ; 

In- a discussion mth ROY HCJDSON and JOE GODFREY on October 1^, 19h$ it was 
decided that CPETIC would be in charge of arrangements for a forthcoming Communist 



anniversary dinner to be held in Pittsburgh honoring WILLIAM Z. 



A^ICTORY 




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10-l^-li5 

Page 2 

,Re : MATTHM -CVETICr CNDI 



On October 12 and 13^ 19U5 this informant went to New York City, where he con- 
ferred with ANNE TRAVENN, AL LAKDY, and other leaders of the Yugoslav Conununist 
moyement • 

The various itivestigations being conducted in this office of Communist matters 
would be seriously curtailed if the services of this informant were discontinued • 
It is therefore recommended that his reimbiarsement be continued at the same rate. 

Very truly yours, 

liES B. POSTER, SAG 

YffiMjBKS 
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Mr. Rosen . 
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Mr. Egan . . 

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TO MEET WITH GE^RdS&iaiMtt^^ TO-D I SCUSS, GENERAL 

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(Bureau file 66-25i}2) 



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S$r. Carson 

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Mr Wfi 



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I Mr. -Keass.wv*^^ 

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Reference is made to Bureau letter dated September 21^, 19^5* authdr±^*ing-*-^ 
this office to continue utilizing the services of this informant at the rate 
of ^50«00 per week for a period of three months, effective September 12, 1945* 

Your attention is called to Pittsburgh letter dated October 15, 19^45* 
in which the activities of this informant from the date of referenced letter 
xmtil that date were reviewed* 

Since October I5, this informant has repprted regularly on the Communist 
Party recruiting progress,, on organizational changes, and on current chang^; 
Commxmist Party policy* He continues to be in charge of the Lawrenceville 
Section of the Commxmist Party and recently has been asked by ROY H0DS0N,Distri2 
Organizer, to assist in organizing the South Side Club* 





On October 20 and 21, he attended an Executive Board meeting of the United 
Committee of South Slavic Americans in Cleveland, Ohio* 

On November lij., ISk^p ^^ went to Hew York City to confer with national 
,, officers of the American Committee for Yugoslav Relief* At this time he was 
asked to accept employment on a full time scale for the American Committee for' 
Yugoslav Relief in Pittsburgh* He was offered #67*50 per week* He accepted 
the offer and has^ resigned from, the United -States Employment -Service.- It is 
believed that since he no longer is employed by the United States Government, 
the district Communist leaders will^ be -more inclined to impose greater respon-^ 
sibility upon him* ^t should be recalled that his employment has always been 
a handicap to Ms progress in the Party*' On November '2t[., 19ii.5, WILLIfiM Z* 
POSTER., National Chaiirman of the Communist Party, addressed a" meeting 'of one 
thousand persons in Pittsburgh* This informant collected tickets at the meet- 
ing and also escorted FOSTER from his 'hotel to tlm meeting and, from the meeting 
to his train* j^ /^^^ --37^ ^/^09 ^^^ 

From this it can be seexL that this informant is cons 
activities within the Party and is consequently increasing^ 

informant* It is, therefore,, recommended that hiS' s.eryic^sg^bl continued 
at^ the same rate • "^^ • - - 

=^ery truly yours. 



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TRMSMIIOIT FROM SLOVENIAN 

Ecorse^ Mich« 
ALL {NrORfvWION CONTAINED ,' l'2-S-45 



Dear Friend Matt, ^^^^ 

I received your two letters and all the -doouraents, I understood 
everything very well. The reason that I did not answer you sooner is the 
following: First of all, I wanted to talk about our work with other members 
and with friends, but I was not very successful because we do not^ave the 
right kind of cooperation. Smole does not want to" hear anything 5;S;B:otar makes • 
only excuses and draws away from the movement. Everything goes the same v/ay. 
I continue my activity with some members in our organizations who are in sympathy 
with us, for instance. Lodge 518, and Lodge "Novo Zivljenje" (New Life), I.W.O. 
The success is reasonably satisfactory. You saw the report of Joe Mantoni who 
praised our work on the West Side in Detroit, i.e., our Workers' Home. That 
was all my work with the aid of sympathizers who are. freindly to us. The work 
in the Workers* Home and in the Women's Club is reasonably good. 

On November 25 I spoke on the radio. I was selected by I*¥.0.,, 
Lodge 518, and the Women's Club. The talk was about the struggle of our 
people -in the pld homeland and aid to them in-fiiem in their struggle.. The 
people were quite well satisfied. 

Df. Siavic^Zore, who happened to be here just at that time, heard it. 
. The meeting and the speech of Zore were successful. I was selected to greet 
him in the name of two organizations. Lodge 518 SJIPJ (Slovenian National 
Benefit Society) and I.W.O. 

W hen Friendilertalja was here we were at work in the same way. He 
akked me when I would tie prepared to go to the old country. I should like to 
go in a few months. Theh I am sure that we could -start our paper. That would 
be a, great stroke for us. 

Let me mention one more thing. Our Socialists in Detroit have become 
Kood American Fascists and saboteurs of. relief to the old homeland. East 
Saturday at the Hall we agreed with Kotar and Troha and Mihetio that we would 
meet and organize a committee to work for the paper -"Edinost (Unity}. I 
shall, report to you at the end what the success in this will be. 

\, It is ray opinion that we should also organize a new branch of tne 
SAwC-isiovenian American National Congress) because we on the. West Side 
are i&e main constituents or Branch #1 and the Socialists get the credit &r 
it. 

I can't tell you anything about the nxomber of members because i am 
not at ail successful-. 

That is enough for today. Tnere will be more news another time. 

COPIES I^f^^^^, friendly greetings, 

76 APR 3 1963 \f {/ . 

Greetings to Mr T^i tkovi c /^ tf '372 ^p'?^ a.'T" /^^ FrLjModic 

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Attention: Translation Section 
Dear Sir: 




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Enclosed you will find a letter wi||en by MM IODIC, SerMajLConmunist X) 
leader at .Detroit, Michigan, to ETT CVETIO-klonfidential Informant v\ 



It is requested that a translation be made of this letter and that the 
original be returned to this office together with the translation.- - 




Very truly yours, 



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TO : Director, KBI 

FROM, : SAC, PittsTjurgh,^ 
SUBJECT: sv MAITTHBV CYE5?iC 



DATE: 



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Reference is made to Bureau letter dated Decemljer 14, 1945, WiieChcaGe-,v>-— 
granted authority to pay tfiis informant at the rate of $50 per week fcJjt 
period of three months beginning Decemher 12, 1945, 




^^1./. 



This informant continues to participate daily in. Commonist- aotivi- 
'ties in the Pittshurgih Area» He alsq continues to furnish detailed type- ^ 
written reports .daily to this, office regarding his numerous Communist 
connec,tidns» At the present time OVETIC is the National Chairman of the 
Slovenian American National Council, Executive Secretary of the American 
Committee for Yugoslav Relief in Western Pennsylvania, a delegate /to' the 
American Slav Congress;, Chairman of the finstnce Committee of the Communist 
Party, 'Western Pennsylvania District #5, and on the Executive Committee -of 
the'Lav/renceville CluU of the Communist Party, Western Pennsylvania District 
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CVSTIC was on the Arrangements Committee for the Communist Veterans' 
Banquet which was held Sunday, Januaiy 20,- 1946^ & attended a conference 
of the .Communist Party functionaries of" the 'Pittshurgh District on Sunday, 
January 13, 1946» He attended a meeting of the American Slav Congress of 
Western Pennsylvania, Janxaary 26, 1:946^ He reported on a ^meeting of the 
Slovenian American National Council which was held in Pittsburgh January 27,. 
. 1946*. On Eehruary S, ^1946, the Slovene Commufiists held a Slovene Day Meet- 
ing in Pittsburgh*-^ He attended this meeting. On Sunday^ Pebrua.ry 3, he 
zQlSQ reportj^ on a conference of the leading Serbian Oommuhists in this 
/area whl^was held in the- Port Pitt Hotel, This meeting, was also attended 
.^ by STEV^^ELSON of the National Committee. During the week of February 24, 
he attended a three-day conference in New York City called by the United 
Committee of South -Slavic Americans^, ' 

The above represents only the more important meetings which he 
attended during the period covered by this letter, Poir these reasons, it 
is re<3ommetided that the services of this informant be: continued at the same 
rate. 



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TR&KSIATION FROM THE SEEBO-CROA.TIAN 



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To All Gominittees of the Gouiocil of American Croat Women 

To AH Organizations Cooperating mth the Council of American Croat Women 

To All Active Croat Women 

Dear Sisters: 

As you have been informed by your representatives, th^ Plenum of the 
Council of American Croat Women has decided to recruit 5,000 nevr members into 
the. clubs of the Council of AmeriGan Croat Women by the end of this year* These- 
members vdll.paya fee of f2,00 per year. Of tM.s sum 50% mil remain in the 
'treasury of the club* and 50^ mil go to the treasury of the Central Council of' 
American Croat Women to finance their regular expenses* 

. Based on the decision of the . Plenum the Committee has vforked out 
quotas- for the number of new members as follows: 



Sacramento, Calif. 35 

Aberdeen, Wash. 15 

Benwood, W. Va» 50 

Beliingiam,, lash» 15 

Broimsvilie, ifet* 15 

Campbell, -Ohio 20 

Clairton, I^» 25 

Cpverdale, Pa» 20 

Cokeburg-,, I^» 10 

Ecorse, Mch. 20 

Greensburg, Ifet# 10 

Hoboken, N.J» 15 

lyons,, 111. . 20 

Monaca, Ffei. 10 

Midland, I^. 20 

McKees Rocks, E^. 25 

N. Oaicago, 111. 20 

Racine, Wise* 20 

mukegan. 111. 20 

Rankin, I^* 20 

Trafford, Pa. 15 

Uniontov/n, Pa. 20 
ISjatson, Cal. ^ 15 

Yukon, i^. 20 . 

Various other Gn^itiieg: ^0 74-0 



In those cities T??here it is impossible to organise clubs it is possible 
to §ibscribe members who wiH work directly with the Cfential Orgariization or as 

70 JUL 30 I94g ir6r?=^%^ /6^-S7J^W9-^:^9 



City . 


Mumber of Members 


Ksw York, N.I. 


350 


Chicago, 11,1. 


350 


Pittsburg 


350 


Cleveland, Chio 


300 


Detroit, Mich.- 


300 


Itilnavikee, TUisc. 


200 


Gary, Ind. 


200 


Kansas City 


200 


San Erancisco, tJal. 


150 


San Pedro, Cal. ■ 


150 


St. Louis 


150 


Aliquippa, ^,- 


100 


Buffalo, lacalsnvanm 


100 


Ambildge, Ea, 


100 


Akron, Cbio 


100 


Mo Ifee sport, Ea. 


50 


Biiladelphia, Pa. 


75 


Canton,- Ohio 


75 


E. Chicago, 111. 


75 


Johnstovifn, I&. 


50 


Seattle, Tash. 


50 


Tacoma, Tl^sh. 


• 50 


YoungstoTOi, Ohio 


50 


Bessemer, Ba. 


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Etna, "Ba., 


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Lorain, Chio 


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supporting members • You -may raise or loiver the quota for yoxir city but you 
must: adopt some plan and some quota so that ive can organize American Croat 
Women in all ttie principal cities* 

Application .cards ha^ve been sent out aid you -will receive them soon 
after this letter. You mil keep one portion of the card and serd us the other 
so -that a membership booldet Kill be issued to the member* 

The Central Council of American Croat Women has decided to issue pins 
to all the women and to all liiose ittxo vrorl^ed for relief to the people in iiie old 
country. The pins -will not te veiy expensive but they to.11 be attractive « We 
TO.sh to knovf how many pins you will naed and lie ask you to make the jayment for 
all the volunteers in your colony because it would be impossible for our treasury 
to bear the expense of these marks of recognition for all the colonies. jChese' 
pins can be secured only by those T/sho were active in the work and tAlo are 
designated by you* For this reason we ask you to let us know how many such pins 
you need* 

The following AiiBrican Croat Womeii^wall kno?m in the work of the Council 
of American Croat Women, have been^ selected by the Plenum for the' National Committee 
of the Council of American Croat Wcmen: 

Zlata Goranin, New Torki Vice President 
Ana Dobijashj Detroit: Vice President 
Mrs. Handle ', Bessemer, I^*:. Vice President 

Angelir^e Uvodich, Oakmpnt, Pa.t Member of the Executive^ Committee 
Jirsi Ana Vucich, Rural Eidge, Pa,.: Member of the Executive Committee 
Katarina Trdina, Etna, i^.: Lfember of -iiie Executive Committee 
' Ana Spohar, Pittsburgh, Pa *:. Member of the Executive Committee 
Katarina Gugic, ^Pittsburgh, Va^x Member of the Executive Committee 
Mrs.- Milka Robash, Pittsburgh: Member of the Executive Committee 
iouise Mocvan^ Etna, Pa*;j;.Meniber of the Executive Committee 

Rosemary Poldrugach from Gary, Indiana, former Acting President, was 
unanimously elected President of the Central Council of American /Croat Women* 

Mary Baron from Mcifeesport, Pennsylvania, yjSao has been Temporary Treasurer, 
was elected Treasurer* 

The Plenum decided that since Secretary DevunLc will soon visit 
Yugoslavia (at her ovm, expense ), she will be given the authority to extend the 
greetings of iiie Council of American Croat Women to the Anti-Eascist Front of 
Women of Croatia and Yugoslavia and to Marshal Tito* Hie Committee will decide 
•sriiat gifts are to be taken there at the same time* 

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On iixe basis of this the Committee decided to seiii the following artLoles-: 

To the -Anti-fEascist Froht of the Women of. Croatia : Alburn^ Td.th, the 
pictures of our woman in -various colonies, especially in those ii^ere irrork is done 
for relief to the people in the old country;; the photograjiis must not be more than 
9 by 10 inches.- All photograjhs must be submitted by June 15* 

It -was" also decided to send to the Anti-Fascist Front of Women a 
subscription to their newspapers: 

Croatianr "Zena u Borbi" (Woman in mr) |3,«00 per year 
Slovenian »»Nasa Zena:« (Our Wcsnan) $3#00 per .year 
Serbian: VZena Danas" (Woman Today) $3#00 per year 

The moifiey from these subscriptions will be used by the viromen in the old 
country for establishing children's homes in Yugoslavia • Each colony iS' requested 
to help in this vray to^ establish* children's homes in Yugoslavia and they are 
asted to 3read these- newspapers in, order to see hoYf the v/omen work# Canton, Ohio, 
has already sent in subscriptions • Ihat mil .y^^^ city do? 

The Committee decided: to send Marshal Tito an album contamLng letters 
of our active women in each, colony. These letters will contain greetings to him 
and they will spsak of the activity of -fiie cplomes^ of the .lelief which each colony 
is giving for their struggles and ideals, etc# ihe letters must be on white 
stationery 5^ by 7 inches, written on one side only aM one pags onDy for* each 
person* 

All letters, jixotographs and subscriptions must be received here not ' * 
later than June 15* See to it that your colony mil do i^at is. expected of you, 
for this is an expression of our respect and love for all that they suffered, 
not only for themselves, bat also for us* 

Cordial sisterly greetings, 

t For the Central Council cf 

American Croat Women 

S/ Ana Devunic 

Secretary 



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ALL JMFORMATIOW COKTAiNEJ 
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TBMSmTLOS FROM SLOVEKE&N 

Glevelaxid, May lA^^ 1946 




Dear Vitkovic^ 



Friend Svelc asked me to answer in his name the letter vAiich you vrrote 
him last "week^ At the same tiiue I am ans^ring the one Tirfiich you "VTrote to me 
and "Whose contents are kho'wn to the other friends also*' 

Ife Tbe.lieve that it vrould be ^ry necessary to have a conference ♦ There 
has come about a rather peculiar situation among Slovenians and it looks as tiaou^ 
ttiis situation will become even more complicated. It is not only a question^ of 
SANG even though this looks to be the most important* "Sfe cannot forget other 
problems* Among us there is in general no interest for "what is happening at 
"Prosveta" and at "Proletarec"* Among the socialists there has come about a veiy 
evident, division* Molek is now trying to organize "the old guard" to attack- 
Tito ^s Xugoslavia, the Soviet Union and communists*. So, he is trjdng to follovy 
the old program. On the other hard-, th^ group of socialists around Garden, 
Vider, Zajc, etc-*, is achieving its pre orientation in a -completely radical maniier. 
In the last issue of "Proletarec" they are ali^ady taldLng the stand that cooj^ration 
is iBcessary betv/een socialists and. communists aid they iixiicate that they fevor 
a joint program* *';?! v/as offered a position -with "Proletarec" although it is clear 
to them hoT/ I stand* I believe that friend Gvetic should take a 'little mo3?e 
interest In these matters* I see a very good opportunity to come to an under-^ 
standing bet^i/een us and these, let us call them "pr ogres si to", socialists* I 
believe that they would accept this solution mllingly for in this -way they would . 
be able to ignore the loss of the desesrbers (Molek, Pogorelee, etc.). Besides, 
almost everyday they receive letters in "vfiiich subscribers cancel their subscriptions 
to the "Prole t3,rec", because it- is no longer socialistic but communistic •*»¥? 
alone will not be able to attain anything here* If we set up a unified program 
with the socialists vjb^ vfould create unity among Slovenians and we wouH be abjle 
to achieve sonBthing. ' The program of the "Prole.tarec " is nbir very favorable for 
such a union* They aare supporting Titers Yugoslavia, they are not atta.cking^iiie 
Soviet Union, -ihej are not attacking, communists — miat else do -vye ivant?; let- 
Gvetic think about this matter. Perhaps something can be done*. 

Now it is important to see how viB stand*^ l' believe that the SANG has 
no will to go into political activity* I have the impression that certain 
people around headquarters have become frighteiied* The end of work of the, 63ily 
Slovenian political organization is being justified ivith the statement that 
relief activity mil no longer be necessary* But what about political activity? 
Of course, they do^iiot talk about that* Ife must prepare ourselves for the dissolution 
of SANG* It is impossible to undertake anyiiiing to prevent this dissolution* The 
decision has been made and in any case even if there 7;ere a f oimal protest and if 
it -were possible to block 1ixe decision about dissolution, the majority of "the 
committeemen and officials would resign and we lyould be in the same position* 

Things at ''Pros-veta" are boiling. Moletk is" trying in all -ways to get 
the. organization SNPJ (Slo'vene National, :fer]efit Society) into the reactionaiy camp. 



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He is trying to create division and confusion* He = has the support of the stronger 
reaetionaiaes#, In liiis matter "we ou^t to do something also* I am surprised that 
you sent no letter to «Prosveta« and that you took no part in a discussion about 
•the policies of the paper* I sent in om letter and I believe that it ^rould be 
a good idea if someone else raised his voice* 

Sbj you see J. there is something new among us every "week* One thing is 
certain: there is division among us socialists and it vfould be our duty to 
support the progressive group TOLth all our force* Perhaps 'm could arrange a 
joint meeting? Ask Cvetic Tatiat he thinks* I hope that I will receive' the * 
answer (if I do receive it at all) quickBr than the. last one* In the meantime 
I diall try to establish contact with the socialists, especially Medvescek, 
KLlipic, Cesen, etc*, if you will also* be in favor of this suggestion to- 
establish a joint program vdth the socialists -- the progressives, of course* - 

With friendly greetings, 

Ivan Bostjancich 



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TMNSiAOION YSm. SIOVENIMf 

SLOi/ENiM MBRioMi mTiomi cajwcii 

RLttsburgti, I&^ lfe:y 27, 1946 

Dear brother: " 

After a considerable period of time you are cordially invited to take 
^rt a^in in a meeting of the Pittsborgla ,Branch #3 of S&WC. ^ The meeting to.11 
be held on Sunday, June 2, at 2:00 P.M», in the Slo^rene Hall. 

The same day there mil also be an important Eiseting for the Eourtli 
Slovene Day. You T?ri.ll naturally be interested in this because on this^ depends 
bur reputation ani t?3b imist arouse the Ameiican public through popular demonstrations 
to sliow us that respect vfnich belongs to^ us as Merican citizens. 

Among American Slovenians and especially in the American public, 
SANG has contributed much to acqiiaint the world mth the just demand that Trieste 
and all Slovenian regions should again and fbi^ver be united to their mother 
n^nd, Slovenia. This struggle is not yet at an end, but Tre hope that sooner or 
later justice mil "win over injustice. 

Do not forget to oome to both important meetings on Jure 21 

With fraternal greetings 

Frank Oblak> Secretary 



ALL INFORiVlATiON CO^^TA^^fED 



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Translator's Notet ' 

The 39-page pamphlet entitled "USTAVA Federativne Laudske Eepublike Jugoslavije"' 
is the- Constitution of Democratic Federative Yugoslavia, The text- is in Slovenian. 
It is published by the Slovene American National Council^ 3935 Tfest 26th Street^ 
Chicago 23> Illinois • 



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B0ler8nc0, ia made to your iettlr ditsd te 5, 1946, fumishiriig a 
Bmm of tiiS actltity of thisMoitaani and recQiaeniing Ms cbntiQiiance 
iiitli the saao rate of cpiupensation. 

Based f on the productivity and re jiability of t]iis infonuant, 
authority ia given to continuing pajnnents, to hia. at the rat^. of |5Q p$r 
weals for- an additional, period of thres iRontha ^ff^sativQ J^e i?, I9i6. Jhe. 
infoHant, as leader of the Stoepian Oosmunists ia^ tmdoubtediy becoming aore 
and more proiainent in CdMUtiist affairs not only pa a local but a national 
scale. Ee is w^ll regarded by fnnctionailes Steve Nelson and Eoy tjidson and 
no opportunity should be overlooked to atteipt to place Cvetic in a position 
close to the National Copittet of the^ OosiMst Party, 

lou are aiare of the Bureau's interest in attempting to placan 
inf oMnt on the Hational Cojnsittee and Cvetic app^ays to be in a tQl^ood 
position to attain that goal* the p^ibililgr should" be kept in mind «t- all 



iS?ji,^s$|w4n .Qf4^i' th§t the ultijaatd on cover4i?-of .CpiiiQunist mtf^rs on actional 

If : SfiF^il may be pmtdadt; 

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DATS ' 

$ a^t with i iwia'bdr pi yotd? Sloydftiattt f riende in D«tr6i%, 
Eecdntly' Tf6 rdertiiited fbout iO Sloven© wer]kers in Ji&ttpii* 

t had s sh6rt mei^ting wi1& them &ixL l^ey lja|*esa«d ae as 
T^iy good gays, Iii ,m con-jrep^ati^n w^.'tb them they ijoid me 
that yott ha4 plarmed to q^ll & me^ttng of ths elovenian 
coao'ades i» 01e'v:eiand| Staiday-;*. Jui^s and. | asgwifea thefdfof^ 
that you have s6nt IxivitatiLoa^ out to your cdi^acts la othei? 
cities as well* if you hav^e already 36at <?ut la notice,, pifease 
|'oll6« through and tJi-it^ to all your other contacts whfiea you 
aicpect to havQ there, Bcga't depend on any worfe heing done by ae 
to ffiohiiiao for the conference^ f i3*J5t he^atise I havs h^en out 
of %mxij^ Ahd emxt. ma^ l am npt mc^ whethot il^ had cstlled ^ 
<«?6nfer0ntse and g^condly^ tjfqaus^ t harV0 very fe^ contact^ irith 
the Si6V«i&e 6<^a<Je$, fhereitor^i the aa?raagea0ntsf'tsfiii ba^p 
to you, 

Ifhile X Tffas in alevelasd the Biatrict Jfationality daiiaiission 
res^WJ^ended that 4 national C6fiferen6e he- (failed in the city 
of Clevejsind at some future date* At least this part i>f the 
d#oii3ion fits in •^ith, -^imp X understand to be your pli|n»- 

Pleas^ write me imaadisttely isheth^ or not you ai<# going thr.otjgh 
stith you conference^ and U you havs tsOsen the first step's- tos^rd; 
having one of th0m| t strongly urge you to go through with it 
becaius^ of ^n urgent nmd to have ono before the national convantioii 
of the S..N,t4, 

^ihen X see you X will tell you abimt th^ ^perience 1 had with &m& he 
of tbe 2«adijg ae^ibers of this organization while 1 m^ in ehicsigo* 
(This shall remain betweexi you a nd syself ») ' ^rhe Betroit Sec retary 
of our gi'oup is isartia Cetinslsi, I ' I nioh. 

You shotOd c(»amunicate *ith him about your plans for the national 
confereixce.. He i& a YQfy good guy, let us hear froa yeu how thd 
plana are for your conferehoo and -ithat recoscnendationD you have to 
1»s, 

Yours, -ENa^aig 

St^e.NeliJOa ^ -J'/r ./'/ 



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The Director 



D. M. Ladd 




^rtMATTHEfffGVETlC 
DEFENSE INFOEMMTf 



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DATE: June 10, 1946 



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Mr. UddC^H; 
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The BLttsburgh Field Divi^on has advised that the informant, 

•who is the leader of the Sloveniaiye^inmunist movement in this comtry, —• 

has called a meeting in Clevelai^^'^ Ohio, of the Slovenian Communist leaders 
for" June 16 and ,17, 194-6. Ste^^pels^on, Chairman of the Nationality Group 
Commission 3/\rork of the Itational iommittee of the Cdmmunist Party, .USA-, in a 
Ipt-ter to' the informant ^ stressed the importance of this meeting, as well as 
reliance upon the informant for the meeting ^s success. Outstanding Communists 
from" the East and Midwest are expected to attend and Pittsburg h has requegt ed„ 
auth orit y to...BSLY.^,e^infomantJiis...gxBg2^ to ap pro jfflnatelyl^ • 9 §^« 



This informant participates daily in Communist activities dLn the 
HttsBurgh area and furiiishes detailed reports- to the Pittsburgh Office concern- 
ing numerous Communist connections. At the present time he is National Ghaij^an 
of the Slovenian-American National Council, Executive Secretary of the American 
Committee for Yugoslav Relief in Western Pennsylvania,, a delegate to the 
American. Slav Congress, Chairman of the Finance Coimnittee of the Communist Party, 
Western Pennsylvania District No* 5^ and on the. Executive Committee of the 
La-wrenceville Club of the Communist Party, Western Pennsylvania District No» 5* 

RECOMENDATION ' • • ■ 



In- view of the productivity and reliability of this iiif omant and 
• his high standing among Commimist- leaders, it is recommended that authority be 
given to Uttsburgh to pay his expenses of about #64»95 for the proposed meeting 
in Cleveland, Ohio, of Slovenian Communist leaders on June 16 and. 17,. 194.6* 
There is attached for your approval a teletjrpe to Pittsburgh granting 
necessary authorization. 



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Mr. Tolson . 

Mr., E. A. Tainm_ 

Mr, ^Clegg' i_ 

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.Mr. Ladd ■«^- ' . 
Mr. Nichols 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tracy 

Mr,. Carson 

Mr. Egan 

'Mr, Gurnea 

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CNB H H HAS been SUMMONED TO NEW YORK CITY FOR A FOUR DAY 

^CONFEWFI^BJ^TAMiRlCAOOWITTEE FOR j:U:GO§.LAV . REU EF J-tTNE TWENTY 
six TO'tlE-Ntf fTTNE F:0,RTY~"SI)(*I INFORMANt EXPECTS fQ:>rEET WITH 
ZLATKOkTBALOKOVJCH, LGUi^DAM:! C, ANNe^ttRAVEN, STEVj^NELSON AND 
OTHER COMMUNIST PARTY FUNCTIONARIES. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL 
TO BE PAID BY AMERICAN COMMITTEE., AUTHORITY IS REQUESTED TO- 
RE I MBU-RSE INFORMANT FOR' OTHER EXPENSES INCLUDING ENTERTAINMENT 
OF PARTY LEADERS, AMOUNTING. TO APPROXIMATELY FIFTY DOLLARS. A 
DETAILED EXPENSE ACCOUNT WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE BUREAU UPON 
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The Pittsburgh Office- has advised that the captioned informant j 
a leader in the Slovenian Communist movement in the United States, has ,j 
been summoned to New York City for a four-day conference, by the American' 
Committee fo?" Yugoslav Relief for the. period June:^ to 29, I9U6. It will 
be recalled that this informant has close affiliations Tji'th ranking Communl 
functionaid^es. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lawrenceville 
Club of the Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania.. 

The 'informant expects to mee^^th prominent Communist functionaries 
^ncluding Zlatk^Oalokovich and Ste-^Helson as well as such people as Louis 
jgldamic^ and AnriSs^aven. I'ahile his tr^sportation and hotel expenses are to'l 
paid by the American Committee for Yugoslav Reliev, the Pittsburgh Office 
.has requested authority to reimburse this informant for ^^ expenses which will^ 
xnclude the entertainment of Party leaders.. These expenses will amount to 
approximately |50. The ^Pittsburgh Office has stated that if authority is 
granted for this payment, a detailed expense- account i^ll be submitted. 

BECOinaENmTrONt 

In vievT of the relative- importance of this informant, I recommend 
that approval be granted for the payment of the -sum of #^0 to cover the expenses in 
entertaining Party leaders, ffirougithis medium, the informant can undoubtedly 
elicit -valuable information, 

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If you concur, there is attached for your approval a teletype to 
Pittsburgh granting authority to the Pittsburgh Office to pay the expenses 
. which will amount to' approximately .1^0. It will be noted that the Pittsburgh 
Office i.3 requested to submit a di^tailed expense account. 

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^^Slav movement" in this coimtry it is suggested that I fe e permitt^d^^ attend 

this meeting at Bureau e:g)en3e©. Following the meeting; a detailed list of e^e^ - 
penditiires. will be sent to the Bureau* However^ it is "believed that the follow*^ 
»iiig tentative statement of escpenses will cover his trips 

One rounds-trip, first-class train ticket 
Hotel for two nights 
Meals- for two days 
Miscellaneous eixpenses 

Entertainment, food* drinks for the various 
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joXL advised thai tho inforaaat Ins fecjugst^d additional j:«D5un4i%ti9n And_ 
it t/as' rciooauieiidcd that %T&^ mla3?y Iso iaijreagad fi-ca |i?0.00 to"'"|60.00 per 
1IB6*: ©fi^octlv© Auaitst % 19k6* 

ils .jaSntioaeci in. saferenos i<Jtter;,, ths. ifaltie- of the informant to 
the Bureau is well Mov!ii> but in r$que«tiiig' |)3,5ia!5iits to an^ r<sgulsr ixtSam-^ . 
aat «t mi3nsjcir:y -photiM #3.'.ti^3 is0 pjpwided setting forth the cqrrsni iafar- 
.jaation of ^nl^i& being, aubjaltted by %h& iiifomiat «rhich i£i th§ Ija^is for Ma 
contiiiiiancet. 35* th^ case <?r this iTjforciai^,. ho^veic*, i;t is «oted t^at )* 
ar^iQeat letttir £eoa yow effiqe of ^fetie $*> l^ii^^, set forth hia ciaJTeat ac- 
tivity as IJatiojoal. ioader of tfco Btovetdkn MssevXn^ tatioaal Cotmcil arai hiar 
corjnofetion td,th tlto iifeerica^. $lafv Cobgress. Cvetic is, ispll )*ee^rde4 by higih 
(Josaimi^t Partj? fuactionaries mid based npoa hip .continued ability td pro- 
vide ^itmely' vaXmbl^ iafprfeiatipii oa OoEstmist isatters authority is ijiveft 
to pay him th^ mm- of |6G*00 :^r m&k oii a regnW basis for a p^iod of 
three jadal^e, effective Aupst i, l^li6., f his. increi^se- M coispetissition to 
Gvetic should be ■Qse.d. by yotir <?ffiee aa an indiiceteent to hia to continu® 
to proGToeis in hia ccqatacts in the Party •with .the. object in aind of ttltimato- 
ly placing hi& on th^ National Cc»!Saittef». 

tm moks prior to tho expiration of this antherized pei^iod you 
should ©ubffiit aa infonoatlv** ^uieaa^y And your pergonal 5?#o<^wiandation -con-^ 
cei-ning. the inforniant».s continuance. 



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SUBJECT. MATTW/OVSiEIO 

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' ' (Bureau File #66-2543) 

f Mr. Kendoa ■ 

Heference is made to Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau dated tee?'5r!?*f' 
1946 in which the recent accompli shmen'ts of this informant are enMe:|'g^^^"*''T-.j.' . . 

• OTOO has re(iuested additional remuneration which he feels! it' Wgssarjf* 
and deserves in view of the eitpanding scope of his activity. . Ihe vallrof ' thi^ • •., 
informant to- the Bureau is well known'. In order that 'his interest in^e*maB«r' *"' 
tained and his progress continued it is recommended that the ainoi-int of his re- 
muneration 1)6' Increased to $60o00 a week effective August 1« 



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DIHE30T0R, EBI 



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MATTHEW rCVETIC 
.^^OT^^IAL MTIONAL- DIOTSE INFOjWMtJ 



IfeltSdCISGinsatloa date:. October 15. 1946 

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Reference* is maa.€i to Bureau letter dated July 26, 1946 "authorizing the Pitts- 
"burgh Field Division to continue this informant three months, effective 
August 1,, 1946« This Informant attended the national Committee meeting 
of the American-Slav Congress in the Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, July S?-, 
July 28, 1946. At this iaeeting ahout fifty leading coxmnuni'sts met to discuss 
plans- for the Third American-Slav Congress scheduled to he held September 20, 
21, and" 22, 1946. Those in attendance included LEO KRZYOKI, national presi- 
dent- of the American-Slav Congress, and GEORGE PIRINSEY, national executive 
secretary of the American-Slav Coiagress* A complete report of the "business 
at the meeting was made available to the Pittsburgh Field Division by CVETIC, 

On Aug;ust 4, 1946 STAiJB KRASOVEC, representative of the i?ederated Republic 
of Yugoslavia and the one who represented his government at the San Francisco 
United Nations Conference, and good ^v;ill ambassador to the United States, spent 
three days in Pittsburgh as a gueat of the Slovenes in Pittsburgh vicinity' 
and was. principal speaker at the Slovene Day picnic in West View Park, which V7as 
attended by approximately five thousajad S lovenes . All arrangements for his 
visit were made by Confidential Informant I l and they were in con^tant^ 
pany during his stay in Pittsburgh, tjj 




The informant is associated with the following organisations in 
listed: 

Executive Secretary, A*C,X,R.; Chairman, National Slovenian Section^.*P.U»S«A*-; 
member of National Committee,, American-Slav Congress; Acting Secretary-/ American- 
Slav Congress of Vrestem Pennsylvania; member Slovenian American National 
Council; member of Executive Committee Lawrenceville Branch,, C.P, of W, Pa,; 
member of Finance Committee of C.P, of Western Pennsylvsnia; member of Organi- 
national Educational Committee of C.P« of W^ Pa,; president, American Slovenian/ J 
Civic League of Western Pennsylvania; mecrtjer of^ Language"" Commission, G,P, ot U/^^ 
Vr.Pa.' As a result of his b.eing^affili^^with th|se^ <^gaid.za±ions^aM cai^^ 
he is able- to furnish the Pitlsbur^^^lce v/ith^my'^yp^ritT^ Te^JbAs 
covering* a large part ot the Commj^i^st pictuTge, in this. ^ist,yict», ^^ _ ^^^^ ^ 

This informant covered th^clBEiud American- Slav O^res^eeMltg, at Madison Square 
Garden, Hew York, on Sej^mber*^, 21T^and'"2a'fiwadO~^^^ with Special Agents 
H. *W. LITTLE and W. T, M«:fiCHESS6.UJir the N^Or York Office during his stay in 
New York. SA LITTLE stated that the agent who handled CVETIC stated, that the 
.cooperation of' the informant was excellent, that he was prompt in keeping his 
appointments, and v/as successful in obtaining information, pertinent So the in- 
vestigation Qf ' that case. 







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In view of these facts it is requested that this ihfomiant be authorized to 
continue- for a period of three months, beginning November 1, 19^6 as an 
informant to be paid $60»00 weekly. 



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Mr. \ M..W\m 
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Mr. Ros6n_ 
Mr,, Tracy 
Mr, CarsoF 
Mr'. Egan_] 

Mr. 'Henaon_^ , 

Mr. 'Eemlnpn;''' ^v-'-Yl 
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Mr.. Ne'ase .;/ '>l 
Miss GaiKly_Ar /i ''i 



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Director> FBI 



Wimtth ftafies B^patrf mi^iti 0f 2fit0iicj^ 

Post Office 'Box Mumber 1525 
Pittsb.urgh, Permsylvania 
January 17, 1947 



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t^^i^^Aii mtioml defense IHFOI 

Bureau file #66-2542) 



Dear S^rj 






Reference is made to Bureau memorandtmi dated October ZZ, 1946 which graiijed 
authority to pay -ttiis informant at. the rate of $60 per 7»reek for a period of 
three months beginning NoTember 1^^ I946* 

Since the latter dat^ this informant has continued daily participation in 
Commxmist activities in the Pittsbxn:*gh area and submits frequent detailed 
typewitten reports concerning same/ At the present time, in addition to 
his association with the Commvinist Party and the several front organizations 
mentioned in memorandum from this office to the Bureau dated October 15, 1946^ 
informant ■ has become Execttijre Secretary of the American Slav Congress of 
Westeirn Pennsylvania, He accepted this position when the local office of the 
American- Committee for Yugoslav Relief with -wdiich he was formerly connected, 
was closed in November i946> In his new position informant is able to furnish 
excellent coverage of the American Slav Congress and its affiliations with the 
^^ Communist Party. He has recently furnished much data regarding the Third 

f Western Pennsylvania Conference of the American Slav Congress which is to be 
held at the Port Pitt Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa, on February 23> 1947, 

^ In addition the informant has furnished complete details concerning the fol- 
g- lowing Communist activities in Pittsburgh since November 1, 1946: 

5 meetings of the Organizational-Educational Committee of the Communist 

Party, USA, District 5; 
S meetings of the Lawrenoeville Branch, Communist Party; 
1 meeting of the United Cotoittee of South Slavic Americans held 11-8-46; 
A Communist sponsored BE^mSflS, JR* meeting held^ on 11-13-46; 
1 District #5, Communist^Party Committee meeting held oh 11-24-46;: ^K^ 
1 Communist Party District #5 Buro h^ld on 12-14^-46. . %V 

This informant continues to have daily contacts with Communist %r^ ^^^^^f^^ 
in this area and is therefore able to report on Surrent Comimmist ^^^^^^^^^ 
trends. In addition he furnishes -this office with volumes of J;>eJ^^o^^is^ 
Party and. Communist Party front literature issued both nat^d ^" "^"" 

In view of these facts, it is requested that this il^S^mant^^^tTri^'bT'^^ 
tijiued at the ^present rate of $60 per week for fi^ergLocL^f th^e mo^s begin- 

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aaf erence is in^^e t^o yottr letter dated Harch 1, 1947, in r^htclt 
you fumisjied informatioii indicating that this informant had disclosed his 
identity to not only his girl friend, but al^sd admitted that three other 
tinattthori^ed persona )!;tim of his service to the BtP^^oau. Cvetic stated 
that about five years ago. he advised his oldest brother and his girl friend 
of his work t?ith the Bureau and his girl friend, in turn, told her mother 
and father. The inforiaant has requested that in order to clear hisiself 
%7ith the aforementioned persona that they be ^contacted and his connection 
TJ7ith th^ Bureau confirmed., 

In view of the fact that this informant h^s disclosed the confi-r 
d^ntial relationshii) existing beti^een him and tha^ Bureau,, his services ar^ 
no loncer desired • Xou should so advise CVstic as soon as possible ^nd h^^ 
vdll no longer be considered as ^ Conficjential infoxiiant. 



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i/x. Nichols 


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h,.«. .67-8584 ■ 



Director, IBI 



March 1, 



S!ERIO0ILY GONPIDI 





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\Je on|Tcrential„Iifatio i^ Defense 

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Bureau "Pile 66-2542. 



On Pe,b3niary 2 8, 1947. the a'bq ve captioned informant telephonically 
contacted Special Agent I I of this office, who- had contacted 

the informant on previous occasions relative to the crime survey » as the 
informant is familiar with gambling establishments and individuals in the 
,^ i Pittsburgh ^p^a connected with gambling, fhe Informant advised Agent 
».^^ ' I I that-he v;as going^ to V/ashington, D. C#, on March i, 1947, for recre- 
ational purposes ^ahd woxild return, to 'Pittsburgh on March 3, 1947« During 
the c onversat ion he requested that in his absence from Pittsburgh he v/axited 
^ Agent [to ta l.k to. his_gLirl fri<^4i. Arrangements v/ere immediately made 
} for Special Agents ] I ^OA^^^ S, aJHOMPSON to personally contact 
the infoxman t relati ve to. this unusual request. When questioned by Agents 



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I CYBTIO admitted t hat his & ^rlSrienA^^e^^ 
He alsS^adiltted that^^^ 

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persons knew of :i^,,,^0'J:SgS«..*&«^^ 
his oldest;^^ 
informant indicated- iMT approximately five^^^^^JjgSU.he advised his 
brother and his girlfriend of hiTworS^dr the Bureau. Ihe girl- 
in, tTirn, told her mother and father. There is no indication that 
the four persons allegedly familiar v;ith the informant's .services 
Biireau had divulged the information to other persons. Agents 

and THOMPSON forcibly brought to. the informant's attention -that it 

v;as contrary to instructions v;hen he divulged his confidential connection 
with the Bureau to the ujiauthorized persons indicated above, and thajt 
other individuals under any circumstances cotild be advised of his v/orkp^ 
for the Bureau. ' >>y.^;;^^^ ^^^ " ' 

The informant stated that his girlfriend was presently engaged 
to another man; that this last mentioned individual was well regarded by 
the parents of the girlfriend, and that he, the informant, was not v/ell 

as a Communist.* 




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He further advised that the girlfriend was anxious to terminate her rela- 
tions with her fiance and resume affiliations v;ith the informants Ihe 
latter saya that heis in ^ore^nth^t^^^^^ He 

is of the opinionHha?riffl5SrTfi^^ tS?enS?''*^^Xer fiance 

of her intentions, the parents may divulge informant's connection v/ith the 
Bureau to the present fiance. He reqiiested th^^^fo^r^l^ 
the parents ajad girlfriend he coiitac'ted; thathis^^j^^ v;ith the 

secrecy. It is prohahle that the in#or2ffla5^^aOi^^^^^'''^H^^ 
to "be taken "by the representatiyfsof the Bureau in order that his reputa- 
tion with the girl's parents might he improved, OVEiDIO was forcihly advised 
that the girl and her parents could not he contacted hy Agents of this 
Bureau, 

'""'''^'^'^The" only information kn own as to the identity of the girlfriend 



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is that her name is[ 



and that she is employed as, a Cashier 

in Stouffer's Eestauraht, 531 Penn Avenue. Pittshurgh. The names of the; 
girl»s parents, her fiance, and OYEMC's oldest hrother are not known. 



The names and addresses of | I her parents, :anA, the „in- 

J., formant's oldest hrother willjb.e^^^ g^^ffo^^ 
will he made hy Agents of'-i?^s^''omce°''^fS l H '^er parents, or 
the informant's oldest hrother in ihe ahsence of instructions to the con- 
trary from the Bureau as such contact would confirm the informant's state- 
ments that his services are heing utilised hy the Bureau. 



Very truly yours, 
p. A. HJITOHEE, SAO 



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/ :&■';?. -^^ P.3ferencG is ^ado to your letter dated Varcli 27,, 1947, inilcatiHg 
th© value pf this infoKnant to your coverage of Co=.-3mi;it and Slavic tattoo's. 
The Bureau' w loitor of inarch 14, 1947, stated that th© ini:orxaut«j3 jiervicos 
wer-o no lonrer desired sines ho had disclosed tho <!onfidonti£l rclatioa^ihip 
existSaig between he and ths Buj«au. 

It is apparent that the diBcontinuance of this inforcant will result 
in a asrious loss to your coverage of the aforenentioned activities, and based 
upon your personal recos-scndation, he ns^ he retained en a tilal basis for a 
period of three months. Cvetic should be told in no uncertain teres that th© 
Bureau vdll not countenance the disclosure of his relationship to anyone, and 
,he is to advise you whether he has disclosed th^it h* is en infomsnt to anyone 
Isc othor than the four persons mentioned in your letter of .'arch 1, 1947, 

llo approach is to be nade to ttee fcur individuals li?ho have been 
apprised of Cv6tic»s activities as stated in yonr letter of March 1, 1947, 
but yoa should obtain their nases from him and search your files to ascertain 
whether any derogatory inforsaation is available. If any information is re^ 
vealed \;hich you feel ivould jeopardize the inforcant, the Bureau should be 
advlS'3d, 

'ShQ continuance of Cvetic on this trial basis is contingent upon 
your beinn assured by him that he irlll keep in .(SIosq contact with your office 
and not divulge his relationship to anyone. Ee Eay be retained at ths same 
salary as in the past, and two weeks prior to the expiration of tho trial 
perioc, you are to personally review his productivity,, attitude and reliability 
and submit a suncaaty thereof to the Bureau. Consideration %rf.ll then be fiven 
as to '..hethar Gvetic should be continued fron that tir.e. 



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SUBJECT: 


MATTHElrGVETIC 




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I'x. Nichols^ 

Vj*. Rosen . 

^'r. Tracy 

;.x. Carson__ 

I'rl Egan ; 

:.^, 3urnea 

:x. Harbo_ 



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i'r. Penning to n_ 

:.'r. .qulnn Tamn_ 

Tele. 'Hoom 

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SAC .Fletcher,' P5:ttsbu2:!gh,^cai3Led Tdth referencfe"T>5"Bureau nssBeahm 
letter of March 14> 1947, in T^ich he was instructed to discontinue the f 
services of the above-named confidential informant. He pointed out that 
the danger of this infor^aant was fully appreciated by Pittsburgh and — 
that«s why they had written us in the first instance, but that Pittsburgh 
felt his services are so valuable that this is a calculated risk we should 
seriously consider before ordering discontinuance ♦ 

Mr* Fletcher explained that, as is well-knovmy* this informant 
has extremely wide and reliable coverage on all Slavs, „ incl;ading numerous 
nationality groups who come into or operate in Pittsburgh* He states that 
equivalent coverage could not be effected by the assignment of three or more 
Agents even* He further points put that the informant's parents and girl 
friend have tmdoubtedly known of his relationship with the Bureau for mai^ 
years, and he therefore feels that the risk of embarrassment is no greater 
now than it has been at any time in the past. He states they have "taken 
off the Idd gloves^ in dealing with Cvetic and believe that by handling 
him oh an uhcon^promising basis, they can continue to receive the advantage 
of his coverage without any increased risk of embarrassment., 

ACTION: 

I pointed out to Bfr* Fletcher that if he is willing to set forth 
and assume the responsibility, we will be glad to have him sutenit a detailed 
letter setting forth all the mitigating and other circumstances for our . 
reconsideration. *^e stated he would submit a detailed letter* 



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SUBJECT: |^ma?THEw;dtETic 

^P30Hi5J)Ma;iAL Satioual depmsb infohmaut 



DATE: ZfVil^l 



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Reference is made to yoiir letter dated March 14, 1947 in regard 
to the discontinuance of thei services of the alDove captioned informant and to my 
telephone conversation with Mr» MDMFORD in this matter* 

The ahove captioned informant is associated ^idth the following 
organizations in the capadity listed: 

Executive Secrettary, American Committee for Yxigoslav Relief 
Chairman, National Slovenian Section, Communist Party, USA. 
Member of National Committee, American Slav Congress, 
Executive Secretary, American Slav Congress of Western Pa* 
Member, Slovenian American National Council, 
Executive Chairman, Lawrenceville Communist Club, Distrist #5, 

Communist Party 
Member of finance Committee of District #5, Communist Party 
Member of Organizational, Educational Committee, District #5, 

Communist Party 
President, American Slovenian Civic League of Western Pa» 
Jlemfaer of Language Commission, District #5, Communist Party 

OVSiPIO is extremely* valuable to the Bureau and the Pittsburgh Office 
because of his connection with and knowledge of the various language ,groups listed 
above* He enjoys the confidence of national and local functionaries in these il 
organizations. When any of the nationial figures visit Pittsburgh, the informau^t 
is one of the first persons contacted. On most occasions the informant makes^^^^^^/ 
the entire arrangements for their visits* He is the intermediary between the^e^'^'''"^'''*^ 
individuals and ROY HUDSON, Chairman of District No* 5, Communist Party* It 
would be- impossible to replace this informant in the foreign language field In V^^ jjv 
this area* In the event his services were discontinued, this action would ^^5^^n^ 
necessitate contiguous surveillances on the part of the Pittsburgh Office to g^TjOy'' 
ascertain the contacts-and reasons for visits of national functionaries in the 
foreign language fireli* -The/ informant can advise not only of the purpose of 
the visits but also can inform as _ 

munist functionaries in this distri^OcS^oSfep mjority^'of ^a'sft^,^sMreil3 
agents would' noji/^e nearly as productive ^s ^q.uiries maa^g&Jgiegg ^ 

OVETIO is ^ a^'6onf idant '^^^^JDSON,! ,^^^!^*sp^c^^^ 
munist Party* and obtains valuable inf6fr^tion concern^kg tl^t^Oommunist activitie 
in this area* He submits written reporfts. daily co|^|;inTg*Rthi aMIviti^fe of various 
language groa:5>s and the Communists in Pittsburgh. "All prosecufcive^t^uJmnary reports 
being submitted by the Pittsburgh Office include this in^J^o^Sf^ia .witness for 












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In view of the above, the action i^ea^este*! in Btare^u letter of 
March 14, 1947 is teing held in aheyance- as it Is thought 'that the B\3reau may 
desire to reconsider the sittiation, insofar as it concerns this informant,, who 
because of the peculiarity of his connection with the Oommunist Party and its 
participation in the language groups movement, makes him irreplacea*t)le^ It is 
requested that the Bureau, advise- this office of its desires in this matter. 



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SUBJECT: 



The Director 
B* M« Lafid. 

3VETIC 




leview OeMnsIs^ 
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DATE: March 27, 1947 



^ a)NFIDENT3lL' NATIONAL DEFENSE INFOEMANT 



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il'r. E. A. Tainin_ 

Clegg 

Glavin 
Lad d "" 
Nichois_ 

'Mr. Rosen 

}/r. Tracy 

ICr. Carson 

la". Egan 

I/x. Gurnea 

JiT. Karbo 

.i;r. Hendon 



Vr, Penning ton_ 



ii". Qulnn Tamm ^ 

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It Ydll be recalled that the Pittsburgh Field Division in a 
letter dated March 1, 19A7> famished irifdmatidh^ indicating that 
Matthew Gyetic, a reliable confidential informsait on Slavic matters, had 
divulged his connection tdth the Bureau to his girl frien<i> his oldest broihfer 
and the father and mother of his girl friend* It appeared that about five 
years ago Cvetic advised his oldest brother and girl friend of his work iwith 
the Bui^au^ who in turn told her father and mother* Th<9re is no indicaticm 
that any of these persons divulged the infomatibn* Cvetic also indicated 
that his girl friend^ s family .considered him a Communist in view of his associa- 
tions, and that for the sake of security and clearing him they be contacted 
and his connection with the Bureau be conftrmedo 



Cfti the basis of the fact that Cvetic disclosed his confidential 
relationship, the Pittsburgh Office was advised on March. 14, 1947 to terminate 
tihis services* The Pittsburgh Office under date of March 17, 1947, has requeisted 
H the Bureau to reconsider the situation concerning this informant in view of his 
\ I connections with the Communist Party and the foreign language groups* 

Value of Informant in iCoverage of Communist 
Party and Slavic Matters 

The Pittsburgh Office advised that Cvetic is a confidant of Ecy Hudson, 
. Chairman of District No* 5, and obtains valuable infoxmation concerning Communist 
activities in that area* He submits written reports daily covering the activi- 
rHes of various language groups and the Coimnunists in Pittsburgh* All prose*^ 
cutive summary reports submitted by the Pittsburgh Office include him as a wit»« 
ness for pertinent evidence* The informant is associated with the following 
organisations in the capacities listed: 

Executive Secretary, American Committee for Tugoslav Relief 
Ghaiiiaah, National Slovenian Section, Commtmist Party, USA 
Member of National Committee, American Slay Congi^ss 
Eicecutive Secretary, American Slav Congress of Western PeimsylvaSiia 
Member i Slovjenian American National Council 
[JEbcecutive Ghaiiman, Lawrenceville Communist Clxib, District No* 5, ^ 
" Communist Party . ' 

|1 Member of Finance Committee of District Noi 5, Communist Party 
llMember of Organizational, Educational Committee, District No* 5, 

Conanunist Party / ^q ^ 3^P\ ¥^6.f-*^ 

Pi^sident, American Slovenian Civic ^lieague of r Western Permsyxvania 
H Member of Language^ Commission, Distript liRo^ 5, Commimist Party 

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Cvetic is extremely valtiable to the Bureau and the Pittsburgh Office 
because of his connection W.th and knoisrledge of the various language grotqps 
listed above* He enjoys the confidence of national and local functionailes in these 
organizations, Mien iany of the national figures visit Pittsburgh, the informant 
1 1 is one of the first persons contacted* On most occaisions the informant makes 
1 1 the entire arrangemefnts for their visits* He is the intermediary between these 
individuals and Roy Hudson, Chairman of District No* 5, Communist Party* It 
would be_ impossible to replace this informant in the foreign language field in 
this areai In the event his seivices were discontinued, this action would 
necessitate continuous surveillances on the part of the Pittsburgh Office to 
ipscertain the contacts and reasons for visits of national functionaries in the 
^foreign language field* The informant can advise not only of the purposie of 
the visits but also can infoiin as to their indirect conitacts with leading €bm-^ 
llmunist functionaries in this district* In the majority of casesj surveillances 
« by agents would not be nearly as productive as inquiade§ made of the iriforaant* 

In view of the extreme value of the service's of Cvetic, it is recom- 
mended that the Bureau reconsider its decision in that the same cbyerage in the 
opinion of the SAC ootald hot be effected by three or more Special Agents* SAC 
iFLetcher also advised that they have «takeh off the kidi' gloves" in deaithg with 
f Cvetic and believe that by handling him on an uncomproiaji*#ng basis, they can 
r continue to receive the advantage of his Coverage withdut any increased risk 
of embarrassiaent* . ' 

RECOMMENDATION ; 

The SAC at Pittsburgh has advised, that Jtotthew Cvetic will continue 
|.to provide extremely valuable coverage oh Coninunist and Slavic matters in the 
I Pittsburgh area, and in the opinion of the SAC, Cvetic will not revesJ. his 
l| connection with the Bureau again* 

There is no doubt that the coverage afforded by Cvetic cannot be 
eqtxalled by one or two or more Agents* It is suggested that the dismissal 
■of Cyetic be reconsidered and, on the basis of his reliability in the past> 
the Pittsburgh Office be allowed to continue him on a trial basis for a period 
of three months* At the conclusion of this period, another w commendation 
should be made by the SAC in regard to the continuation of Cvetic 's services* 

The SAC at Pittsburgh will be instructed to advise Cvetic in no tan- 
I certain terms that the Bureau will not countenance the disclosure of his rela- 
lltionship to anyone, and since he has disclosed his identity tq four individuals 
\?with whom he fea&'ajBmediately associated, no attempt be made to pontact these 

persons to keep them quiet* There is attached a letter to Pittsburgh ^bodying 

the above. ' i <1 

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Mr. Rosen_ 
Mr. Tracy_ 
Mr. Carson^ 

Mr. Egan 

Mr. Ournea_ 
Mr. Harbo 



•Mr. Hendon 

Mr; E^bnington, 

Mr/Qtlinn Tamm^ 
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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



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The Pittsburgh Office has advis.ed that the ahove informant 
has been offered the position of Liaison Man at $200 per month at , the 
Yugoslav Consulate in Uew York City by Kosta UnkoTich, Yugoslav Consul, 
Pittsburgh*, Cvetio Mil have the duty pf handling problems of individuals 
come to the Consulate requesting service or advice, and if in ISfeiv York, he v/ould 

, affiliate himself Twith the National Office of American Slav Congress, United Committee 
pf South Slavic Americans, ^nd^.E£Ssibly;^i^ 

Party* Cvetic has advised TO^vichthat he mil consider the offer, and Unkovich 
is^fef erring the appointment of Cvetic to the New York Consulate for consideration 

;^The Pittsburgh Office desired to be advised of t^^NBureau's wishes' in the 

^it develops that Cvetic may take this positioners j(/--- 

As you know, Matthew* ^Cvetic is a reliable paid infor;m-,ah;t.of t] 
ar^^Pittsburgh Office on Slavic-^-matters* He Is ^oresently receiving the sum of 
|60 per week* Cvetic i s ja^^conf idante of Ra ^}%ud5t> n, Chairman of District 
of the Communis t^Party and obtains val-mTDle^im*omation on Communist Party 
activities in that area* All prosecutive soamuary reports submitted by the 
Pittsburgh Office includes Cvetic as a witness for pertinent evidence* The 
informant is associated with the following organizations in the capacities 
liste'd; 

Executive Secretary, American Committee for Yugoslav Relief 
Chairman, National Slovenian Section, Communist Partyy USA %t^ 
v1 Member of National Committee, American Slav Cor^ress '^ 

Executive Secretary, toerican Slav Congress of Western Peimsylvania 
Member, Slovenian American* National Council ' > 

Executive Chairman, Lawrenceville Communist Club, District No* 5,, 

Communist Party 
Member of Finance Committee of District No* 5, Communist Party 
Member of Organizational, Educational Committee, District No* 5, 

Communist Party ^ . , 

President, American Slovenian Civic. League of Western -Pennsylvania 
Member of Language Commission, District No* 5, Communist Party- 

The services of Cvetic in Pittsburgh have been extremely valuable, and g 
ith his associations in Slavic groups, his employment in the Yugoslav Consulate \3^ 
vhether it be in Pittsburgh or New Tork City, would be. of inestimable value to 
;he Bureau* IlJ^^iJlgestjdJhai.,^^ 

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obtain employment at a Yugoslav Consulate 




RECOMMENDATION ; It is- recomme^ided -that thx's memorandka 4e^roui: 
Section and the State Department be contacted for clearance to 



services of Matthew Cvetic as a Bureau infoi 
Lbtain a position in a Yugoslav Consulate* 

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iteference is made to the teletype from "Pittsburgh to the Bureau dated 7^^ 
and teletype frcni the Bureau to Pittsburgh dated ^-21-ii7 in referencej|)'"tlVE!l!!e''s 
appoijitment to a position in the Yugoslav Consulate, New lork Gi' 




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KOSTA UN'KOVICH,- Yugoslav Consul at Pittsburgh, he has heard nothing fulger con- ■ 
ceming the offe r and h e presumes that it is still under consideration. For 
security reasons I I does not deem it advisable to make inquiry concerning the 
position until the offer is again. mentioned by IIKOl/ICH/^ jl 

]ii the event of further developaents in this matter the Bureau will be iMediately 
advised. 



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^MTTHKi5-^ETICJ PITTSBURGH CNDIQ 




, INFORMANT INVITED 

BY STEVE- NELSON, NATIONAL COMMUNIST PAIf^tY FUNCTl ONARY, TO 
ATTEND GP NATIONALITY GROUP CONFEr^ENCE AT JUGO-SLAV CLUB, 
NYC J QN,,,;.c)iaME..,^-.mXT. MEE-TING WILL CONCERN THE UNITED COMMITTEE 
OF SOUTH "g"f::iVW"-mi!,iCANS AND I S TO BE ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVE 
OF JUGO-SLAV A.MBASSY. BUREAU TO AUTHORIZE INFORMANTS ATTENDANCE 
AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES -IN AMOUNT OF FIFTY DOLLARS. 

FLETCHER 



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' services of this informant .which expire July l, 1947, has heer|"^'^»^'i'8^" 

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Ihe next payment of this informant is scheduled for July 7, 1947, 
It is Teguested that the Bureau advise this office concerning^ 
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Rebulet 3-31-l»7, which authorised continuance of the above ihf oimant on a 
trial basis for a period of three months at the same salary (|60,00 per week) 
as in the past* Since the date of referenced letter, this informant*s^ 
attitude has in^ro-sned immeasurably, and he is cooperating Tdth this office to. 
a far greater degree than in the past.. He has shotm a sincere desire to jpectify 
past errors and has attended meetings of the Croatian Congress and Slovenian- 
American National Council held in Cleveland,. Ohio on April 19-20 and May 29-31, 
19lt7 respectively, at his omx e3cpen§e» 

In addition to famishing repoirts on the above meetings, informant has furnished 
c<»aplete details regarding: 

Three OP City Executive Meetings, lt-9, ^-llj and 6-11-U7 

!]?wo Lawrenceville CP Club Meetings, 6-3 and 6-ie-lj,7 

OP NationsOity Commission Meeting, ii-l5-U7 

GP Fund Drive Soil Call Meeting, U-l^-lj? 

American Slav Congress Executive Committee Meeting, 6-5-It7 

•OP. Leigislative. Committee Meeting, 6-6^7 

Misoellaneotts intelligence data concerning American Slav 

Congress, United Committee of South Slavic Americans, 

Yugoslav Communist Matters* 

Informant is no longer Executive Secretary of the American Cmmittee for 
Tugoslay Relief due to the fact that this organization has discontinued its 
office in this area* Informant has also relinquished his salaried position as 
Executive Secretary of the American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania but 
has accepted the non-salaried position of Vice President of this organization. 

Informant continues to enjoy the fziehdship of STEVE NELSON (Chairman of CP 
National tooup C(»amissio4 ROY HODSON (District CP Chaittaan) and IiEO KRZICKI 
(National President cf American Slav Congress), Iii this r egard it might be 
noted that on April ^$, 19hl Confidential Informant I 1 reported that STEVE 
NELSON and ROY HUDSON, dyuring the course of a oonversaticto at District GP 
headquarters in Pittsburgh, 'agreed that the informant Tias a likeable individual. 

In view of the continued activity and value of the above inf onnant it is ^ ^^» 
requested that hi^ services be continued at the present rate of |6o;00'per week>^'i#''' 
for a period of three months beginning July 1, 19k7* ^v . \ 

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Mr. E. A-. Tamm. 
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-Laddi::^ 
Nichols^ 

Rosen 

Tracy 
Mr. Carson^_ 

Mr. Egan . 

'^ Mr. Gurnea 

Mr. Harbo 



Mr. Hendon 

Mr; Pennington 
Mr. Qulnn, Tamm^ 



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h/?ATTHEt<CYBTI^ PITTSBURG H! GND I f 

ATTEND MEETING OF EXECUTIVE BOARD, SLOVENIAN AMERICAN NATIONAL 
•COUNeiL AT CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ON JULY 19 NEXt. INFORMANt PLANS 
TO LEAVE PITTSBURGH ON NIGH T OF JULY 17 FOR nAtiCUF; MFFTING ON 

JULY 18 IF BURE;AU AUTHORIZES ATTENDANCE AND RElMBURSEMENfUT 

■EXPENSES IN AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. 



FLETCHER 
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UNITED STATES. DEPA-RTMENT OF JUSf ICE 



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Mr, E. A. TaET 

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Mr. Coffey ;^ 

Mr. Glavln 
Mr. Udd "j" 
Mr. Nichols 
Mr. Rosen 
Mr. Tracy" 



l!r, Carson 

Mr. Egan ^ 

Mr, Gurnea 

Mr, Hendon^^ 

Mr, Pennlnglon" 
Mr, Qulnn Tamra" 
Tele, Roo m . ~ 

Mr. Nease 

Miss Bea to ' 
Miss Gandy 



file I>ittsl)iir^lOffice has advised that Ovetic is invited to 
attend a meeting of the Executive Board, Slovenian ijnerican lationsl 

Council at Chicago, Illinois on My 19th. Informant platis to leave 

Pit'tshurgh on the 17th-'asrattendance is authorized hy .the Bureau*^ As you know, 
Cvetic is chairman of the latipnal Slovenian Section of the 'Oommuhist Party, USA 
and also a meiaher of the Slovenian 'Americaji Mional Council. He is an extremely 
valuable source of information on Slovak matters, particularly in regard to -the 
infiltration of the Communist Party. Authorization has previously "been given 
to send' Cvetic to Cleveland and Hew York as a delegate or attendant and valuahle 
information has heen obtained as a result. ' " 

Eecommendatioh: Por your approval ther? is attached a teletype to the,"pittshurgh 
Office granting authority' to send Cvetic to this meeting of the Executive' Board, 



of the Slovenian iinerican national Council at Chicago and reimhursement for his / 
necessary eroenses is not to ftTOfiAri ifeinn. I 



necessary expenses is not to exceed $100. 
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Jfr. Hoseri " 
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p., Gurnea!^ — — 

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I Mr, Lacid ' 

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Ths at)ovo iiiforji©.nb has adTised that he has heoa imrited to a^fe^^ 



tho Uatioml Committe© meetings of the .fijnerioaa Slar Congress |^ 
he held in Wf ^o^cfc Ci-ty on Octoher 11 and 12, ISt^T-V 



. / It is rec[uested that, th,© Bureau adyise whether or noij- a^fi-dBTsiro 
/ informaadb to attend the above meetings ♦ . 

In the event .informant does attend: the- ASO Katioaaa,! Coauni*fct®« 
meetings, he* inteMs to arrive in Hew York one day before or leave 
one day subsequent to the meetings in order to handle GP^aM *"" 
business on the additional day. "^ 

in the event the Bvo-eau desires informanb's airbendano'e at tho 
above meetings, it is requested that ihformftnb*3 expenses, not 
to exceed $100, be authorized* 




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Eeference is made to Bureau let:ter of July 8, 1947, whlchi 
authorized continuaace of the above Inforinant for the period of three 
montto at $60* 00 per week heginning July 1, 1947* 

At the present time, iuforaaaat holds the following ppsi'*^ 
tions in Cosmiunist Party and Communist Party front organizations and 
furnishes information concerning. such organizations* activities, 

1 ^ Chairman, lawrenceville Branch, Communist Party 
of Pittsburgh 

2' - Member, City Executive JBoard, Communist Party of 
Pittsburgh 

S - Member, Jlational and Local Communist Pairtg^^ationali ty 
Cbzmoissiohs 






4 - Member, national Slovenian Section," Communist Party, 

USA 

6 -- Member, National Executive Board, American Slav 
Congress 



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6 - Vlce-^President, American Slav Congress of Western 
Pennsylvania 



7 - Member, Executive Board, Slovenian American National 
Council 







8 ". i^ember. Organizing Coinmittee, Civil Bights Congress 

of PittsTjxirgh ^ >• -> 



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September 15» 1947 iffiSEBNSE IWOmmT \ \ 



9 - MemlJer of infi^ctive local or^aaizations of Ameripan 
.ComMttee for Yiisoslav Belief and United Cbmintttee 
' of South Slavic Americans 

In addition, this informant ha? contact with Kationsil Communist 
Party and Oommuhist ?arty front leaders, and attends all District O&mmittee 
meetings of the CpmimaD:ist Partjr of Western Pennsylvania* 

Daring the past six weeks* as Secretary of the LaT?or Press 
Committee, informant had charge of all organizational phases of the Oomimmist 
Party picnic which wafB held at Castle Shannon, Pehnsylvania, on September 1, 

1947; 

Since' the date of referenced letter, informaht has f»rnishM 
complete details regarding '^ 

Numerous meetings' of the Pittsbarg|h' Communist Party Office 
Staff with regard to the Communist Party labor :I^y Picnic 

Two meetings of the Executive Cpinmittee of t^e Communist 
Party of Pittsburgh July 9 |uad Augv^t 6, 1947' 

Two meetings of the District Co.mmittee of the Communist 
Party' of Western Pennsylvania July 12 and IS, 1947 

One meeting of the Organlzationai Goipiinittee o£ the 
Communist Party of Western P^nsylvahia, July 21, 1947 

One emergency meeting of Communist Party city leaders 
July 28, 1947 

One meetiaag of the Commohist Party language Commission 
August 23, 1947 

One meeting .of the Johnstown Oommonist Party Branch, 
August 2, 1947 

One meeting of the Professional Communist Party Cliih of 
Pittsburg, August 20, 1947 



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Director, KBI 
■September 15, 1947 



Hes M2IHEW CVEIiC^ C OHHBBNJ IAL NATIONAL 



-One meeting of the Soiith Side Comiauais.t Party Club 
of Elttsburgh August 21, 1947 

Hye meetings of the JBxecutive Cosimittee of the Ameri** 
can Slay Congress of Western Pennsylvania July 1, 24, .29^ 
August 15, ana September 9, 1947 

Ozxe meeting of the local group concerned with American 
Association for Heconstruction in Yugoslavia, July .27, 1947 

Two meetings of the Organizing Comadttee of the Oi*iI 
Sights Congress of Pittsburgh July 21, and, August 4, 1947 

One meeting of the Ix^cutive Board of the Slovenian 
American National Co\incll which vast held in Chicago, 
Illinois, on July 19^ 1947* 



In connection witti the latter meeting, it might be noted that 
$100.00 in eacpenses were authorized dCdr infoimant*s attendance* However, 
inasmuch as ths Slovenian Ameri<^n National Council made a partial payment 
of the informant's expenses, he .claimed only $55»40 reimbursement from the 
Bureau,, it ij5 believed that this presents some evidence of the informant *s 
good faith^iix-csisnectioh with his work. 



The. informant's attitude toward this, pffic^a continues to be 
cpmmendia-ble and; he has been ftirnishing a good* volume of mlscellaxieous 
information concerning local and national Communist Party leaders* He- 
also continues to furnish this office with literature of the Communist 
Party and Communist Party fronts on a national as well as a local basis, 

The ihformant has recently y^quested additional remaoneration 
in view of his wide activities in Communist Party and Communist Party 
front circles and because of th€i increased cost of livings In order that 
his cooperation with, the Bureau and interest in his work may continue, 
it is recoimended that his comp«asation be increased to $65*00 per week, 
effective Octobsir 1^ 1947» 



Very truly yours, 




p« A* JiiSjicHiia 

Special Agent in Charge^ 




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muTXQ^ xu/io/47 agvasaiig liftaii tttis inforsianu incuri^a ej^enses ov^r 
and above the $100 authorized ioi; his aiitentee at the latipnsl CbMLttee 
£)(. /gaeetings pf the -laerican- Slav Gbngre^s la- Bi York Cfty on CctoWr 11 arid 12, 
1947* fhe additional escpenses, hoijenor , resulted f rjjE'a -siGfotlng by dvetio ^th 
Steif?' lason and Bari^ l!» Justis and resulted ,in iijforEatipn of value/ jj j 



Autbrity: is giiven to leiabarse. thO' infonrilttt in the additicinal aiadunt 
of S2345 for extra esjpenses k connection, idth his s^ttendanc^ ait the retjeiit 
national Comsittee ieeting of the kerican Stat Congreas* 



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Mr, TolBon 
,Mr, E. A* ', 
Mr,, Clegg;^ 
Ur« Qlavln 

. MTi Ni'chols 
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t ifci .EganJ|_ 
I l(r; Qurnea 
t Mr,Jarl)0 
^ 'Mr;'KohrV_ 

rliri 'Pennington^ 
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Hel)utel 9/19/47, authorizixig pay»cnt. of eacpenses up to $100.00 j%Q.iitoart>.v 
the atoTe informant for his atteaadance at the National CoBmitt|e§EH^%aif^ 
meetings of the American Slav Congress in New York City, Hew Y. * 
on Octoher 11, and 12, 1947.- 

Informant has heen paid thi4 amoiint to cover the escpenses incurred 
hy him during the above period*. 



However, informant advises 

Office, he reaaaiaed in 
/that he might meist witL , 
K y ohtain possible inf oription 
^^ with the request of t^^Jitew 

he incurred an addit^J^aL expense in 

which he desires re 



the request bf yfche New York 
on October |l3, 1947 in ordfer 
and HABEY^^ JUSTIZ' and thus 
«:^ Jew York o^lc^e^ In complying 
Office, informant advises that 

the amount of .$23»45, for ^dy%J^ 



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It is requested that the Bureau gradt this, office authority to 
reimburse informant for the additional expenses incurred by him 
on October 13^ 1947*^ 



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Beference is n&de to Bureau letter of October 30, 1947, 

On November 3, 1947, iiig; above informant advised that he has 
heard olp tiling further fTom tQSTA/0mTlGE^ Yugoslav Gonsul at .Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania^, regarding' a position for hiiri (Informant) in the Yugoslav 
Cons.ulate at New York City,. New York, ??he- Informant does not deem it 
advisable to approach DNKOTlOH regarding said position. He stated 
frankly that due to the lapse of time since the position was of^rec 
he is of the opinion, that his chances of securing, same are slin 

Informant, however, will continue to keep this^mtter in mind^ 
He believes that his best ap]?roach, toward a more impo£^nt position with 

regard to Yugoslav activi>ties would be through S03EV:|^LSON or_akHRY^L«.< 

'^^^TIZ in New York City. Informant cautioned, however, that such an 

tree into Yugoslav intelligence riatters could not be accomplished 
over night, but would require a relatively long period of time* jfe^bL^ 





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informant- is dubious that his value to the Bureau coiild be 
-enhanced through attempts to assume a position of importance iti the 
national offices of the United Cpmrnittee of South Slavic Americans or 
the Aiaerican Committee for Yugoslav Relief^ Inc^, since it is his_ 
opinion that, these organisations \irill disintegrate in 1948^ "^ i^AN 

noted that CVBTIC iis e^ extremely cautious indivMu^ 
;^^'^;with the Communist Party and its front groups* He is, 
theT:efore,,„hesit'ant about making direct attempts to secure a. position 





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Pittsl)urgh to Bureau 
Hovem'ber ?,. 1947 



Re: mTTEM .C7BTI0 



T-^r.i 



which would place Mm close to either the Yugoslav Gonsuiar^ 
York City^ or the Yugoslav Bmhassy in Washing^ton, Di. C», for 
that such actioaa might place, him under suspicion and l^ad. to 
eventual disclosur.e^/^ljy^ 

Yei^ tmly** yours » 
•Special Agent in Charge 





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WasMhg,ton 'Kteld 



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: Director, FBI 



■SSxi Tolson... 

I^lr. Clogs — 
Mr. Glaviix- 
Mr. psidd. 



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data is submitted regarding the above informant: 




DATE : Kovembfeg^. :jgj,J.Sk7.:.. ' 

^,. -^^'""^"*"- |r,Ir.,Kosen 

"^Ir. Tracy ■ 

_^ „TJr. Egan 

STRICTLY CO^g^IDBPJL^Ife a | 

LIr. Karbo 

te.Mohr 

Mr. Pennington 

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UAME^ RESIDENCE, AMD BUS?pjSg"ADDRp gSES 

Informant *s full name is MATTMWCASIM&R. -STEVEN -CVETIC* He- resides at 
Room 31^3,. William Penn Ho^HilTmniira^Tf^^ Pa-^/ where *he 

is registered under the name .of ^ ROBERlC^TAlTOH. This ^dress is unkridwn 
to members of the Communist Party in: Pittsburgh^jitoo are of the opiioion 
tiiat CVETIC resides at some yague and vmkno?/ii^ft^ress in the< Be0ohview 
Section of Pittsburgh* Informant makes hi&^^lep^onic, and "written oon^ 
tacts with this offipe under the name, BOB^jBBw Informant has no, perma- 
nent business address, but ,at the present time he is engaged in special 
organizing work for the American Slav Congress, with offices at IOO5 Berger 
Bldg#,- i^$ !-. i|th Avenue,, Pittsburgh^ Pa# 

CLASSIFIED 
CITI2BISHIP J)ECLASS1EY 0^ 

Informant is a native American, having been born March hf!^ 1909* Q-t *' ^' I ''^^^ 
Pittsbi&ghi Pa» ' . ' ^. 




EDUCATION 



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2 years - Ciirry Business College. Pittsburgh,/ Pa*, (l< 

//4 37 NOV 1^1947 
1 year ^ International (Correspondence) Schoc&L of Criminology, Seattle, 



Wash* (1932.) 



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Price Clerks !• W. Scott Co*, Pittsburgh, Pa* (1926^29) 
Sales Manager, Etna Furniture Co*, Etna, Pa« >Cl929-30) 




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To: Director, FBI 
From: SAC, Pittsburgh 
Re : I^TIHE W CVETIC 
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Salesihan, Radio Division, General Moifors Corp., Pittsbttrgh, Pa* (1950-31) 

Service Station Attendant, Butler St«,. Pittsburgix, ^a* (l931'-35) 

Research Worker, Vf.P.A., Crime Survey, Tfestern Pennsylvania Penitentiary, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. (1935-37) 

Employment Interviewer, United States Employment Service, Pittsbvorgh, Pa.. 
(l937-k5) ^ '' . ^ 

Executive Secretary, American Coinmittee for Yugoslav Relief, Pittsbxargh, 
Pa. (19i4.5-li.6) 

Executive Secretary, American Slav Congress of Western PeHnsylvaaiia, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. (l^^kl) * ' . 

Special Events Organizer for Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania aaod 
Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania (19^-7) 

MARITAL STATUS 

Informant married MARIE BARSH on August 15 > 1931* He was divorced frqoi 
her in 19h^* His divorced Tvife presently resides, at 93^^ Saxonburg' Road, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

RELATIVES. 

PRAM* C7BTI0, father, 5102 Stanton Ave^., Pittsburgh, Pa., ^ovnin Austria; 
became naturalized U. S. citi'zenat Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1907) 

BARBARA SPBLIC CTETIC, mother, 5102 Stanton Ave. ^> Pittsburgh, Pa. 
(born in Austria; admitted to U. S. citizenship in I907 upon her husbard^s 
naturalization) 

PRAHK CVETIC, Jr., brother, 5IOO Butler St., Pittsburgh, Pa« (grocer) 

GEORGE B. CVETIC, brother, 5126 Natrona Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. (laborer) 

LOUIS W. CVETIC, brother, 9I9 Butler St., Pittsburgh, ^^a. ^employment unknown) 



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To: Director,,, FBI Hdnreiaber lii-^ 19^1:7 

From: SAC, Pittsburgh 
Re : ' miTHEW CVETIC 

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BEIJMIH GVETIC, brother, 919 mtlei\St«, Pittsburgh^ Pa» (employinent urOcnovm) 

THBODGEE CTOTIG, brother, Mllvale, Ea«,. (employment uaalmown) 

BERKAED J. CVETIC, brother,, 5209 Carnegie Ave., Pittsburgh,. Pa* (laborer) 

BARBARA CVETIC, sister, 158 Larimer Aye», Pittsburgh, Pa* (a nmi at Divine 
Providence Acadejigr) 

^Mrs. AMELIA CVETIC WAG1\1BR, sister, Shaler Tov/nship, Pa», OxousevAfe) 

Mrs» CECELIA C7BTIC HOPBR, sister, Rochester, Pa* (housewife^ 

MARGAREt M. CVETIC, .sister, 5102 Stanton Ave*, Pittsburgh, Pa* (nurse) 

RICBARD and MATTHEW CVETIC, age l6, tvd.n sons, 93h Sapconbux^g Road, 
Pittsburgh, Pa* (students at North Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh) 

(g^IMIHAL RECORD 

informant was arrested and indicted for assault .and batteiry upon a sister- 
in-ia-w, AfflJA BARSH,_in 1959* Said charge was nbl-^prossed in the same year* ^ 

MILITARY SERVICE 

Uone 

APTITUDES . 

Informant has a preference for sales work:^ He can type, run a mimeograph 
machine, and islLoensed in Pennsylvania to- drive an automobile, although, 
at the present time, he does not own an automobile. His hobbies are base- 
ball, horse racing and motion pictures* 

II* PARTY HISTORY 

\ MEMBERSHIP 

Inf-onaant, i-ri-tli-no previpus CP or CP front experience, was recrxiited into, 
the CP at Pittsba;irgh, Pa*, under his true name on February 12, 19^5 j "by 



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To;: Director:/ FBI . IJovember U].-^. I9hl 

From: SAC,/Pittsbttrgh 
Re : mT:THe W C7ETIC 
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ELIZABETH GIJRLBY FLYIW oM SIDilEY HOROYffTZ^ Upon enieMhg the party, 
he became a meiaber of the Tom Paine (Professional.) Br^ol^ of the CP of 

Pittsburgh* Upon ^dissolution of this branch in 19kk, CVETIC -vms traiis- 
f erred to the -Hor-bh Side Branch. In 191+5 5 ii® "^^^-s transferred to the East 
End Branch, ultimately becoming, in the same year, a member of the 
Lawrenceville Branch of the- CP at Pittsbm^gh, to which he presently 
belongs* He presently holds 194? CP Book Ho, 8O59I, issued on January 1, 
1914.7, by ROT HDDSpsr, District Chairman of the Communist Party of Western 
Pennsylvania* 

Infprmant. is openly known as a Communist, -xmder' his true name, and he 
works, in the open for the CP and the various CP feron:b groups set out 
hereinafter* 

PQSiriOMS HEID 

(In the Communist Party) 

1* Chairman, Lawrence Branch of the CP of Pittsburgh, -^a* 

2. Member, City Executive Board, CP'of Pittsburgh. 

3« ilember.^. national and local, CP Nationality Commissions 

ii* Member, National SloveMan Section, CP, USA 

5* Member of the presently inactive Organization^Eduoation Committee, 
CP of Western Pennsylvania* 

(in Communist Party Front Groups) 

1* Vioe-'President, iimerican Sla-g Congress of Western Pennsylvania 
'(formerly Executive Secretary) 

2* Member, National Executive Board,, American Slav Congress* 

« 
3* Member, Nsitional Executive- Board, Slovenian-American National Council* 

4* MeiEber of inactive American Committee for Yugoslav ^R^lief at Pittsburgh 
(f driaerly Executive. Secretary) 



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From-: SAC, F'ittsburgh 
Re: mTIH BW CTOTI C 
CM)I A I 

5» Member of inactive United Committee of South Slavic Americans at 
Pittsburgh, Pa# 

6# Member, 'Organizing Committee, Civil Rights- Congress of Pittsbin-gh. 

Jm Inactive member of Croatian Section, international Workers Order of 
Vfe stern Peimsylvania* 

(In 'Unions) 

1. Former member and president pi* Pittsburgh Local, State, City, and 
Mtmicipal Workers of America^ CIO. (l9iiii.-i}5 ) 

PMTY PUBLICATIONS 

Informant has no connection with the distribution of Par-ty literatijre. He 
reads the ^^Daily Worker^% the '^Yforker" and "Political Affairs" regularly 
and has a fair^ but not a thorough knowledge, thereof # He does not sub- 
scribe to any CP publications inasmuch as he has free access to them at 
the CP District Headquarters at Pittsbxzrgh, Pa«, which he visits almost 
daily* 

PARTY SCHOOLS 

-CVETIC has not attended any specific Partj'' schools* However > he has 
attended classes held by the CP of Western Pennsylvania at District 
Headquarters in Pittsburgh as follows: 

In 19h3 ii® took a course in Dialectic Materialism in which his instructors 
were GERRY BENTON, MS. TOJISS, and LEE KOCAN. In 19^5 he attended classes 
on the subject of ^^Browderism*^ which were taught by JOB GQDPEEY arid MIKE 
SAUITOERS. 

Informant has only an average knowledge and understanding of the principles 
of Marx, Bngels^ Lenin, and Stalin* 

ATTBMDMCE AT STATE AM) mTIOH&L COMVEMTIOUS 

informant, as a -visitor., attended several sessions- of the J^ational CP 



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To: Director, FBI November iks 19ij-7 

FroM: SA.e, P ittsburgh 
Re: CHDI - | | 

Convention held in New York City from July 25 - 28,- 19il5« 

Inforinant attended District Conventions of the CP of Western Pennsylvania 
and West Virginia, v/hich %vere held at Pittsbiargh on May ik,^ I9M4.5 J^© IP 
and 11, 19i]5f July 15,. 19h5y and August 18 and 19, 19h5^* 

III* EEESOHAL MOWIEDGE AH) ACquA-IM^AlTOB WITH HATiOlfAL OFFICERS* 

COMMIIKflST PARTY 

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Informant has had an intiinate -personal relationship '-with the following 
National CP leaders and is known to them as a CP functionary among 
Pittsburgh Slovenes-: 

STEVE HBLSON (Chairinan, Nationality Groups Commission, CP, tJSA) since 19h5^ 
.JOHN mLLlAMSON, (CP National- Board Member) sinoe 19i4-5 

ELIZABETH GT3RPY FLYNNC Chairman, National CP Women^s CoGiimission) since 19i4.3* 
MAX WEISS (Editor of "Political Affairs'^ ) since 19U3 
ROT B. HUDSON (National -Committeeman )' since 19^5 
GA:BOR KISH (tJational Committeeman) since 19U3 

Informant is inovm and has a speaking acquaintance with the folloiving: 
WLLLim Z. FOSTER (EJational CP Chairman) since; 1945 
BENJAtmJ J# DAtiS, JR#,, (Sation^l CP Board member) sinoe 19i[.5 . 
HEHRY WINSTON (National Committeeman) since 1945 
ELIA REEVE BLOOR (iJational Conimitteewoman) since 1^5 

ARNOiD S. JOHNS.ON (Chairman, National, CP Legislation aprnnissioh) since 19^^.5 
GUS HALL .([Rational CJommitteeman) since I9I45 

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CHARLES KRtJMBEIH (Ife^ional CP Functionary) since 19h5 
AL lAWDY (National CP Functionary) since 19k5 
jj^ f^ \ / YUSGSUy EMBASSY 





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Informant has a speaking acquaintance -vrith the following officials, of 
the Yugoslav Goveriament r 



SA.TA* KOSAJJOVICH (Yugoslav j&mbassador) since ISh^ 

SIAVKO ZORB (Sfugoslav Ajnbassador^s Counselor) since i9U6 

STAUE KRASO"VEa (Jugoslav Representative to the United Nations) since 19i|6». 

^^ -COMIDMIST PARTY FROMT gROUPS 

informant has personal and intimate acquaintance with the following-: 

•LEO KRZYCKI (President ^ American Slav Congress;) ,sihce* 19i|.5' 

GEORGE PIRINSICY (Executive Secretary, American Slav Congress) since 1945 

STEVE' KRALL financial Secretary, American Slav Congress) since 1945 

ilARTIN IRASICH (Treasurer^ jSmerican Slav Congress) since: ISh^ 

LEO BACICH (ffatipnal Functionary of the United Committee of South Slavic 
Americans) since 1945 

BARRY M# jJ'USTIZ O^atipnal ^Functionary, United Committee of South Slavic 
Americans)' since 1945 

mmom MIHERICH Editor of '^narodni Glasnik*-^ ) since 1945 

In addition, informant has a spealdLng acquaintaaice with: 

ZLATKO BAL0KO\nC (V"iee-?resident, American Slay ^Congress;; President, American 
Coinmittee for Yugoslav Relief and United Cammittee of South Slayi© Americans) 
since 1945* ft^^^'^'VlV^ ''' 

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AffllE TRAT/EN (former Executive Seoretai^ Committee of Souti 

Americans) since ,1945 • ^^--^'^^ii^t^^^^-, 

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STANDARD FORM NO. 64 



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The above informant, as vice-president of the American Slav Congres^s- of Western 
Pennsylvania, was reqtiired to attend a meeting of American Slav' Congress ¥id- 
Vfest fimctionaries which was held at the Hotel Hollenden,, Cleveland^ ^Qhio^ 
on Ootoher 26, 19U7», This meeting vras addressed "by. GEORGE PIRINSKy and STEVE ' 
KRALL, ASC JTs^tional Executive Secretary and. Treas-urer respective^y^^ Irif ormaAt * s 
report regarding this meeting was furnished the Bm'eau and interested offices 
under date of IJovember 7, 1947* under the caption, "AHERICAU Sllv CDM'GRESS, ' 
INTERNAL SECURITY - C." ' ' -- 

Informant inadvertently failedJ to advise this office of the ASC meeting and 
consequently no prior Bureau authori-ty v/as requested to cover his attending 
said meeting* 

Informant has i?equested that this office reimburse him for the f ollovsing 
expenses, which were' incurred by him ijci attending the. above meeting in 
Cleveland: 



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Taxi Fares 

Rooia> Hpllenden Hotel (one day) 

Meals (one day) 

Miscellaneous Entertainment 



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"% is noted that the above ASC meeting was held during the course of the 
-National Conference of the Americaja Cbnmiittee for Protection of Foreign Born, 
which was held at the Hotel Hollenden, Cleveland, on October 25 and 26> 19i|.7» 
'\lhile in Cleveland, informant also attended a panel meeting of the Western 
"Pennsylvania deleg:ates to the ACPEPB Conference which was held at the 'Hotel 
Hollenden on October 26, '19i|.7, and furnished a report concerning said panel 
meeting^' Informant also circulated among the delegates to the Coriference an^d^ 
procured numerous ACPPB" pamphlets which haTve been furnished to the Clevel) 
Office for its possible use in reporting the Conference* ^=^.M^^^W^ff 

of the informant, it is requested that the® K 
expens.es (#20^62)' incurred 'by him in coT«t^ng: 

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UNITED STATES GWEENMENT 



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If the intelligence contained in the^ aDove message is to- li dissMiiiated 
outside the Bureau, it is suggested ''that it ie 5ttital)»/l^:;!aMff,i|i'; | 
order to protect the Bureau's ceding systems, uv,>.</\i" •- 




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Re*bulet 9/18/47, whicii authorized continuance of tie 05^Qve"*info:^niant 
for a period of three months at ?65 p,er week, beginning 0<^'bot>e|^,^^9^g^ ' 

I Mr. ^"isinTasaai-.v. | 

Since the date of referenced letter, informant has |i^p^e%l^?Ji-5-S?Ji*'-^*^ 
rep or t s . r egar ding : 



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Two meetings of executive committee of la\irrencevill€ 
Oluh, Pittshurgh 9/22/47 and 10/l4/47. 



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Six meetings of executive committee of American Slav Congress of .^/]i^% 
Western Pennsylvania, Pittshurgh, Pa. 9/23/47, 10/ 2, -23:, 30/ 47, 11/27/47 ^^^ /f^^^\ 



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One meeting of national executive 'board of Slovenian American National 
Council, Chicago, 111, 9/27/47. 

Ihree meetings o.f the Pitts'burgh City Communast Party Ixecutive 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 10/l8/47, 11/12/47 and 12/l0/47. 

Four meetings of the organizing committee of the Pittsburgh chapter, 
Civil Eights Congress, Pittsburgh, Pa. 10/3,15,29/47 and ll/l4/47.. 

One meeting of Nationality Commission, Coimnunist Party of Ifeste^- 
Pennsylvania, Pitts'burgh, Pa. 10/16/47. ^^— ~-_— -^.— » 





One '^alic meeting sponsored 'by the American Slav Congress of Western 
Pennsylvania, which featured New York radio commentator and writer, WILLIAM S, 
GilLMOR, Pitts'burgh, Pa, 10/l6/47. 

One meeting of mid-west American Slav Congress leaders, OlevelaM, --,, 
Ohio 10/26/47. = '1^55:j^^u P-' 

One meeting of Western Pennsylvania Panel ..at National Conf^encegDf 
American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, Cleveland, Ohio 10^67^^ .— • /s""*^- 

One pub^»&.=^e ^b"Jn - g,"SSBm ' S o rg-a:'-^| - Pittsburgh "Chapter, Progressive^, 5 -^ ' 
of AmerifefiptMliiil^ASgfiS :§|Cli|f|^- 0/|gg(jffe]^ featured HiiMY A.^V/ALLSOE'^ 

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One public rally sponsored by American Slav Congress of Vfestern 
Pennsylvania,, Pittsburgh 12/5/47, which featured LOUIS ADAMIC and PAUL EOBBSON. 

One district conference of Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania, 
Pittsburgh, Pa* 12/13,14/47. 

It is noted that informant was in charge of arrangements for the 80th 
Birthday Banquet held in honor of PAT GUSH (\festern Pennsylvania Communist Party 
charjier member),, which v/as held at Pittsburgh on , October 31,. 1947 and that 
he was in charge of ticket distribution for the abb>e mentioned ADAMIC-EOBESOH 
meeting held on December 5, 1947, Informant kept this office apprised of all 
details concerning said affair s» 

In addition informant attended the national committee meetings 
of the Americaii Slav Congress, which were held in lTe\^ Tork City on October 11, 
12j 1947, furnishing complete reports on said meetings to the New Yorfe Office, 
The latter office has advised that he handled his work in an intelligent and 
energetic manner* 

Informant has continued to furnish this office v/ith literature issued 
bo.th nationally and locally by the Communist Party, American Slav Congress, Civil 
Rights Congress and Slovenian American National Council* 

,. I^n-^^^'f of the \nde scope '*^f informant's activities in the Communist 
Party and Cammunist Party fron^;, organisations, it is recommended that his com- 
pensation be continued at the rate of $65 per v/eefc, beginning January 1, 1948* 

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9 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



DATE: petroary 9, 1948 




SUBJECTr.^^ii. HByr'^V^I C 

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She atove .inforaiant has teen invited to attend Hational Oommittee 
meetings of the Jaaericsn Slay Congress which are to he .held at the 
Sfuller Hotel, ^troit , ^Mlghigmi> on fe'brua.vy 28 eind 29 « 1948. Ehese 
meetings will^ r^prtedly^iSrolve discussions of the election campaign 
of 1948 «' the danger of rebuilding a strong militaristic G-ermany, and 
the,vgrowing discrimination and persecution of Slavic Americans and 
other minority groups o C^- 

It is requested that the Bureau advise:; whet her or not it desires 
infornaant to attend the above meetings© 

In* the event informant does attend^ he plaais to arrive in Detroit 
on f ehruary 27, 1948 # in order to discuss Communist Party business " 
^;th Slovenian Comrades oh the day prior. to the, Uatiotial 'Cdzmnittee 
meetings I " - • /■*'"- '*'': ' 

If informant's presence in Detroit is desired on the indicated 
dates,- it is requested that his e^spenses, not' to exceed $1G0, be 
authorizedo ' _. . -^^^ 

An exjoeditious reply is requested inasimci&^< Informant must, make 
reservations and other necessary arrangements for Ms proposed trip* 



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PL-EASE REFER TO 



JDetroit, Michigan 
FebruairflLa, 1948 



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Director, FBI 

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K(r« B; A.Tamih. 

Mr. CWgC 

,Mr*<xIftviii 



Re Pittsburgh letter/ February 9> 1948, advising that the captioned 
ihfonzaht has- been invited to attend National Committee Meetings of 
the ^American siav Congress to be .held at the Tuller Hotel, Detroit 
pri February 28, arid 2% 1948> and requesting that the Bureau advise, 
v/hether or not it desires that the Informant attend these meetings 



IVElgEr, LaJd 

Mr* Nichols^ 

Mr* Kofica ,., 

Mr, trfecy 

Mr. E'^aa..^.....^ 

Mr. Gurnoa *..i.. 

lYlr..Bai'fe6 i ^.. 

Mr. Molir „.„., 
Mr. Pennington 
JMr.'Qxxlim Ynmm— 

HSr. Neftso 

SIsss Gandy ^_„. 



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In th^' consideration of this matter by the Bureau, the Detroit Office 
desires to advise that there is. no local informant in this territory 
who is in a .position to cover these- meetings* it is requested that 
the Bureau consider this fact in connection with its decision con- 
cerning, the captioned informant. 

Very truly yours. 



H* T. 0* Connor ^ 
Special Agent, in Charge 




100^4961 

cc - Nev/ York 
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SAO^ Pittsbiirgh 

Director, FBI ^ <^^ . ^ .- ^ 

imiomzDWEiiBBTmOMmtai I SseToi Serial 



Eo Kev;- Xork letter' l!arch 4, and your letter ]!arch 8, regarding 
'phB possibility of Cvetie sectiring a position high in Cprunuiiist Party 
lovela^ 

In your letter of iSarcU 8> 19^S^ containing the results of a 
discussion of this Batter viXh the iiafoilnanij it appears that you did not 
eF^pha^iso the necessity" for the informant to attain a higher position of 
prosiinence^ in Tihich position he can be of noro assistance to the Bureau* 
Cvetie is allegedly under the iinpression, though unsubstantiated by f Acts^ 
that he is pore \raluable aaong the foreign language ^roup? in Itl'estem 
PennsylTOftia than he Tfould be in Jlew lork,. Eciy Hudson allegedly -has 
told the'infoirriant that he did not tmnt hi^ to leave Pittsburgh. 















Arrangements are- to^ be i^ade to again interview Qvetiqand iinpre5s-;^;;^;|^^^^^^ 
upon him the necessity for advancing in the Ooimurust Party, Tihetlier on ' -•ft--^^'^" 
foreign language natters pr othorvdLse* . . - 

There is a good opportunity for Cvetie to be placed on the 
Ilatienal GouMttee and there is no other informant in the Bureau in a 
better position than he is at the present tii:;e» AH local considerations 
are to be put aside and^ if necessasry^ Cvetie should be urged to go to 
Ifew York and contact Steve Ilelson and impress upon Uelson his desire to 
get ahead in the CoHuauhiet Party^ T?hich jaay be 'done, through coog^rat^xi^,: 
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In addition, Cvetie should be Urg^d to nake a contact l^tti) 
Harry !!• Justin and definitely ascertain v/hat possibility Justin "^^^ 
be able to offer irhich trould qnliance the position of Cvetie as an"^ ^, - 
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The Bureau desires to again enphasiiie the ianportance of ^' 

xitiii^ing evei^ advantage Cvetie^ EiayiMW -fco get inside tl^e 'higher' levels 

of the Cos^uuhist^ Farty at thi^''t^ri^ Respite the obvipu^ps^ of infornaiit 

coverage to yoiat office .by a tradsfSr ofj^^^^Mc to Jim I@*ik:,, %e Bureau, as 
^.^n, .._*nn -^-.^-3 ^- x.\.^^r.^j, — .nMA^.y^iy^ ^«^ y^^ ^^^ T^mH-^BOB^ by having 

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a 'v?hole:> vtxII stand to benefit^^js^is^iyttsiy;, 
an individua.1 Tdtbin Conminxst ?aH^,^eai * 

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|g:;;5i|«L~^esehi tisg^e3esj^^^ that the Bureau has ^ g^ Xx^ the 






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^sition. 



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^ urge G|retiP to utilii&e'^ariy'p^l^ibiJiiies at his coE^tnd^^o enhance his 

An ckifjfs fe&MMt t4'Qi f Cootie i&-4p?iribd and you are requestpd to 
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IN REPLY. PLEASE REFER TO 
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DiREGTOR, FBI 






Mfi-TTHEff^VETIG, Confidential 



March U, 1 
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^ p Pittsbnrgh Office. 



Dear^ Sir: 






Reference is made to letter from Pittsburgh Office to the- Bureau 
dated November 7, 19ii.7 relative to Informant's possibility of securing 
a position higher up in the Communist Party -where he v/ould handle . 
Yujgoslav matters'* 

Further reference is made to my letter of October 20^ 19U7 to the 
Bureau in the case. of ?»STEVE NELSON, was.). INTERmL SECURITI-R" , s- ^^Py 
of' which v/as sent tO' the Pittsburgh Office* This letter covered a 
conference which took place October 13, iPii7 in New York City between 
the above captioned informant and Steve Nelson, Director of the National 
Groups Commissiph, CP-USA, at the Commuiiist Party Headquarters, 3$ East 
.i2th Street, New York City. Page 7, paragraph 2 of this letter reads 
as follw/s: 

"Nelson then stated to the informant that the informa>nt was to take 
over the lead in the Slov&e field £or the Party, and, that the 
informant would have full responsibility for all SlovSae activities 
within the CP-TJSA."_ 




ItYhile the informant was in New York City at this time he indicated 
piere was a possibility of his being transferred to ¥ew York City in^oider 
to be in a better position, to coordinate the Slovene aptivities throughout 
the United States-. As indicated in reference letter of' November 7th 
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On March '8, 1948, the alcove informant advised that he has not 
received any further information that he is to he transferred to 
Uew York hy the Communist Party ♦ He informed, however, that while 
attending meetings of the Natioiial Committee of the American Slav 
Congress at the Tuller Hotel,- Detroit, Michigan, on February 28-29, 
1948, he had had a conversation with HAJREY M» JUSTIZ. During t„he 
course oi* this conversation JUSTIZ inquired In an offhand manner 
whether or not informant would like to come to New York to work* 
Since JUSTIZ could not give any indication of the work informant 
might do in New York, the latter answered that he .did not desire 
to make a change at present* The matter was then dropped^ 

Informant continued that he does not anticipate a transfer to 
New York since he is of the"impression, unsuhstantiated hy facts, , 
that RGY B. HUDSON, Chairman of the Communist Party of Western 
Pennsylvania, has reported to the national Communist Party office 
that informant is more valuable in work among the foreign language 
groups in this area than he would he in New York,. HUDSON is reported 
to have told the informant on more than one occasion that he^^M^oJ/^ 
desire that informant leave Pittsburgh. ^>^-^- 

At the conclusion of the a,bove interview, _^^ 
in the past, that he woulLconsider transfer? 

offered a position in the / Yug oslav Consulate 

of the Communist Party* However ,. a minor jo 
.\j-^ront organization,, which he believes is all th^t JUSTIZ could offer 
^ at present, does not appeal to hiin, and he reiterated Thls^belief that/\' 

such a position would not enhance his value to the Bureau* 



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"Reference Section (O), SAC Letter Ho. 5, Seffe^'lllS, dated 
Jahmry 13, 1948, concerning donations, by informants' tc the 1948 
'Comnmnist- Party fund drive* ^ 

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Informant, a .prominent member of the Opinmunist ?arty of Western 
Pennsylvania, and several CP front organizatipns in this area, ^ 
is being paid |65 a ^eek, without reimbursement for expenses. lo 
specific sum h>^ been demanded from him in connection with' the ■ 
QP fund drive inasmuch -^s he ,has previously impressed district 
CP leaders with the fact that his present ' income is .extremely 

lor tlie purpose of maintaining his prestige, informant des%sS^I% 
'to donate feo to the fund drive, and because of his recognized 
prominence in local CP circles, it is recommended j;hat authority 
be granted to reimburse him for this extraordinarily expense of |20,- _:, 

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necessi-fcy Tor advancing himself in the Commuaist Party^ whether on fSj ^^ffl?^" '' "^' ' ' '^ ^^ ' '^ 
language natters or otherwise. It -was also pointed out to him that he should 
contact STEVE KELSOET and HARRY JUSTIZ in an effort to determine the possibility 
of securing -a transfer to Hew York where' he might obtain a higher position of 
prominence in Party work. 

CVETIC stated he would make every effort to gain an entree into the 
Gommimist Party or Commtuaist Party front work in New Yoric.^ 



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finite commitment from Par ty„qfXl ffAaXs^ltL,lejL. York . 




Informant, whol'y dependent upon his Bureau salary at the present time, 
added that he would demand a salary of at least |125 per^ week in the event ^ ' 
he secured a transfer to Uew York and was successful in developing Party con- 
tacts on a high levels 

With regard to the- matter of salary^ the^ Bureau is be'ing'^aplpri' 
detail in a separate commuaication that informant has advised he is vuaable to 
maintain himself on his present, salary of $65 per week and that, of necessity, 
his salary must be substantially increased to |lOO per week .or its equivalent 
regardless of whether he is transferred to Jffew York or remains in Pittsburg. 

On April 27, 1948 informe^nt reported that he had contacted ZLATKO 
BALOKOVIC, National Vice President of the American Slav Congress, when the 
latter was in Pittsburgh on April 19^ 1948. During the- course of this meeting 
CVETIC inquired concerning the possibility of his doing' organizational work • 
in the National Office of the American Slav Congress and BALGKOVIC said he 
would discuss the matter vfith the American Slav Congress Resident BoardJupon_ 



At the present time informant is endeavoring to arrange a contact with 
STEVE NELSON during the course of meetings of the Executive Committee of the 
Slovenian American National Coxmoil which are to be held at Cleveland, @Mp 
on Lfe.y 28-30, next. ^ h^'^M^ 

The Bureau and New York Office will be advised of future developments*' 
in this matter. ' k RECORDED . 2^ 



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^ Reference is made tq your letter datod May 7"^ 1943ji patting, forth a 
«\3imn6UTr of the actiTity of thi^ informant for the past six months' and reooinm&nding 
that his compensation b© ino eas^d from #65 to |10D por :wQ©k .effective «Jmi^ Ij 1948* 



Cvetie has advised that his financial condition is, precariot'is and h^ is 
in debt to the amoimt of §450. He also states, that J10. is ipaying his divorced 
-^ife 175 ^Bc month for the sx^ppprt of their 16^yeaa:'-^old twin sons,; In addition^ 
the informtot claims- he mtl^t m^iintain his room at the Williain. Ponn H(i^tel at a 
rontal ot $105 per month in or dor that he v^ill hs^ <?los6 to his necessary aotiviti^sr 
on our behalf* 



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tiie aoove ^rea'spnec^ Cvetic hasi reqUr^sted and you have recommended 
that his salary be increased to #100 per v?eefei le has also suggested that his 
salary bo furth(>r increased to §125 ^isr tvoeir in the QYent he ig able to effect 
.a transfer to lew York -City to assume a position with the laonniinist Party, 
Gvetic h^s said that if h^- is not granted a substantial "Sfoelcly increase ha vdll 
be forced to leave Pittsburgh and seek empldy^uent olsov^h^re* According to 
his statement, ho has been mxsuocesatful in obtaining employment in Pittsburgh 
due to his knonn ^apmmunist affiliations despite the fact that you ha^e* urged Mn 
to seek s.uch employment*. 

^5!vetic«s difficulty in meetin,'?; his personal living expenses is not 
the immediate concern pfv the Bureau. He has been an inf pftaiant long enough to 
know that ho is: being paid for tho value of the infbrxtetioh he Is able to pro- 
duce and the continuance of his sorvices is based upon liis continued productivity* 
If he is unable to liye within his income T^ybich is all fron tha Bureau, he -Bhpuld 
^dj.ust himself to the eircximstances. He is paying |105 per month for the rental 
of a room at the Tfilliam Penn IJotel and obviously if he iwere in earnest he jpould 
most certainly obtain a room for less. 

Tpu have listed in Jreferenoe communication the coverage afforded your 
office by Cvetic during the last pay^aent* period., but therf^ is np indication in, 
referenced latter that any of this coverage i^ an expansion of the informant's 
activl-ty. The Bureau appreciates the f^ct the^t Cvetic is an excellent informant,, 
and the Buroaii also appreciates the fact that he is being paid a reasonable sum 
Tor his ^^^i^f^g^^J^fJ^^^ there are not ^t^c^ informants 

in the Bureau jjfeg&pl^HSEd^'A^^tia^fefe'^^^^ as Cvetic* The informants -»7ho :fere being 



pai d that muohj aar^^more .ar.e. furBdshMgi;wh 
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li0 is on the Nationality Coamssioxi of the Cpaammist Party of TTestsrn Pennsyl^goiia 
and lias been friendly with Steve IJeison for spmetimeji there do.es not appear ^ 
to "be an ap^^reciable inoroiase in coverage along this line. In order to grant 
thlS' increaise whix^h CTetio no^ demands the Bureau desires tp be advised 
specifically tirhat iiacroaee in ^rodudtion both from a quantity and quality 
standpoint has been observed by you in the recent Jast* tbe Bureau also wishes 
to fcnpw :^hat spepifio ^teps Cvetio has tsOfcen to reliev<^ his financial situation 
^hich he claims la tio^ in a preoairious state • (Jvetic has been told, according 
to referenee4 letter^ to obtain eL]j>loyment in private^ business or indujstry, 
but he claims his health "will not allow anoutalde positio:n and activity on 
behalf of the Bureau at thd- ^om tim^. If Cvetio feels that he must cease 
hxa informant i^ork in order to avail himself of 'some outside opportunity by all 
mean^ h^ should do so*. Sia pooperation vdUt t^-at oftxce ^d the Bureau can cease 
anytime he so desires and as long c^s he remains h'^ mil be paid for vmat he pro-^ 
duces^' If his prodactivily increases to tlie point "i'^Aers he should receive more 
compensation,, he will receive this compensation but he iiffill not receive it on 
the basis of th0 high coat of living and his poor financial .circumstances,. 

%th regard to^a position on high Ca^minist Party le^relS' in'Seiv York 
Sity^ the Bureau has felt and still fePls that if Cvetio- tries hard enough" 
instead ef groorastinating he can. obtain .^uch a positipn*. His compensatiPii at 
tbat time "will^ of course, be increased, bx^t the amount he will receive Mil ' . 
depend upon the position he can achieve, ' <- 

A^thoriigr is given to continue payments feo Gvetic at the saino rate 
he has ho^n receiving in the past, namely^, ^6§ per weel^, and these payments 
ean continue fb:ir a period of" Q months,, effective June 1,. 1948,- As mentioned 
previously, if you can spe6±ftcally fumisji instances r^vhere tJvetic has in- 
creased his value tp your .dffice and the Bureau which xn your opinion xvarrants 
the payment to him of an additional f35 per v;^ek ar|.d also^ indications pf (J^retic^^s 
good faith in trying; to h^dl^ his ovm affair^, additional consideration r/ill 
be given by &he Bureau td an increase in his CompPn$atiPn* . . 






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■Rebulet, 12-29*-47, ^hich authorized continuancfe' of the above inf63 
for a peilod of six months at $6$»00 per week, beginnings January 



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Since the date of referenced letter CVETIC has continued to be moa*^^*'' ^*^^- 
active in Conmiunist Party and Gominunist Party front activities in|th±s;"-'---- 
area and has fu;rnished reports concerning the following meetings on the- 
indicated dates* 

Executive Committee of American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania! 

12-30-li7j 1-20; 2-6, 2--19i 3-2-ii8« 

■Communist Party New Years Eve Party: 12-31-U7* 

Communist Party Mew Years Day Party: 1-1-U8» 

Progressive Citizens of America: l--6-jb8. * ^ 

Civil Rights Congress., Pittsburgh Chapters 1-5 j U"l6> l4-30-ii8. 

Progressive Party at Harrisburg, Pa»: l-ll-iiS^ 

City Committee, Communist Party of Pittsburgh: 1-lUj 3-10"ii8. 

Executive Board, Slovenian American National Council at Chicago, Illinois: 

l-.17-ii8* 

Lawrenceville Club, Communist Party of Pittsburgh: l-*23j )4-8-i|8» 

United Committee of South Slavic Americans, Pittsburgh Chapter: 1-27 j 

2-11; 3-27-ii8. . ^ ^^^,^.^ 

Progressive Party at Pittsburgh, Pa.: 1-30; 3-26; Ii-^^^^il^^^^^^ 

City. Conference, Communist Party of Pittsburgh: 2-1 -ii8. 

Finance Committee, American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania: 2-3-ii8» 

Communist Party Club Presidents of Pittsburgh Section: 2-13; Ii-7-it8» 

National Committee of American S3ar Congress at Detroit, Michigan: 2-28, 

29-148., 

Nationality Commission, Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania: 3-11; 

U--l-ii8* ' . 

American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania Concert: 3-12-i48, 

Finance Committee, Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania: 3-13-ii8. 

North Side Club> Commurtist Party of Pittsburgh: 3-26; i|-2-l48* 

Communist Party Club Secretaries of Pittsburgh Section: 3-29-1^8 ♦ ^ 

Lodge #1^258 of International Workers Order: iurll-U8.>^^ 3^9^ ^& f^ 

Western Pennsylvania Slav leaders Banquet whi^' featured ZLATKO BALOKOVIC: 

i-19-M. ^^- ^^^-^ 

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concerning local Communist Party leaders and members, visiting CP and ? 
CP front leaders, as well as literature issued both nationally and 
locally by the CP, American Slav Congress, . Civil Rights Congress,, and 
Slovenian American National Council. " | 

It is noted that Bureau letter to Pittsburgh, I4-IU-I18, indicates there is 
no Bureau inf ormant m a better posit ion to gain a place^ on„the_ Wat,|fln,af!:> 

any pos^flblxxty'^tTiis- comma nd^^to^nhanpehxs position. As set out ia 
Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau, 5-ii"l|8, CVETIG is presently attempting 
to arrange a transfer to New York City in order to secure a position in y 
high CP levels. He has requested jbhat his salary b e^increased^^to .fl2^.pO// 
per wefek in the event he eff ec'^^^^^^sucPT''^^ 



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a transfer to New Tork or remains in PittsburpT he^^t^ve^T^T^^ 
increase in salarysL-h- -order "t'b maintaii T ' Kim^'eif ;"" ' • ' - ' - ' ; '■■' - ■' ■"■■-"'!"- ""• " ■•'"'" - " - "■"■" ■ "■■ -.- 



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"In this regard it is pointed out thatCTETIC formerly held supplementary 
salaried positions at Pittsbiirgh with the American Committee for 
Yugoslav Relief and the American Slav Congress. "When he lost these 
positions GVETIC worked periodically for the CP and the Amsrican Slav 
Congress of Western Penn^lvania in an organizational capacity, thereby 
receiving an income T/riiich augmented his Bure'au salaxy» 

However,, during recent months >du^^j£^the precarious finances of the 
CP and the ATneilcAn^SMv_.Cpngress of ¥es^eraT^§n^?I^?tmar*^^ 
has been unable to secure salaried work wxth either and has been wholly 
dependent upon his Bureau salary. Although he has -been urged to seek 



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a room at the William Penn Hotel at a rentaaIS::^IQl*^^jf^^ 
although it has been suggest ed that he seek^,less expensive livi ng quarters 
he insists that past experiarngJias^proTOd^^-^B^ — 

living elsewhere would be dissigatod by travel, to and from the downtown" 
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for the support of thexf^sixteen year old twin sons. This expense is 
expected to continue for at least two more years • 

CVETIC has further advised that he has ^en^^fe^£S?^@«ai0iiey^^J[^om 
friends and relatives' during recent months and that at the- present 
time he is in debt-^ff^tfr^MnrW^^l^euOST'^'ir^^ 
hxs salary has not been increased m proportion to the rise in general 
living costs arid that he is,, therefore, experiencing, difficulty *in 
maintaining himself* 

For the foregoing reasons CVETIC has requested that his salaiy be 
increased to $100,00 per yreek. In the event he is not granted a sub- 
s€an=eiatl^elc^^"TKre^T^' advises he will bg^Tor^rycH-^ea^^Miitsburgh 
and seek permanent empT<?^3^?ire]S'Sf^Fer 



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In view of the wide scope of informant's activities in the CP and CP 
front organizations and his recognized value to the Bureau, it is 
recommended that his salary be increased to flOO.OO per week, beginning 
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■oatside' the Bureau, it is suggested that it te siii W-jf, .pa|?A|)h«ed in,^ ^^ 
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DIRECTOR AND SAC NOi YORK 

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MATHEW^CVETIC, CNDIi 



INFORMANT INVITED TO MEETING OF 
NATIONAL COMMITTEE A'S/ieftltAN "SLAV CONGRESS TO BE HELD NEW YORK 
CITY, JULY 22 NEXT TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR FOURTH AMERICAN SLAV 
CONGRESS, INTEND TO ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY JULY 21 TO RENEW CONTACTS 
WITH- LANGUAGE GROUPLEADERS. PR I OR TO ABOVE MEETING. AUTHORIZATION 
OF EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS^ REQUESTED IF 
ATTENDANCE DESIRED. 

THORNTON 



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outside the- Bureau, it is suggested that i(6,*t)e sui-^jl^ly paraphrased in 
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"V^*^ Mr. Tolson 

^^/ Mr. E. A. Tamm I 

Mr. Clegg 

Mr. Glavin 

Mr , Ladd 



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Mr.. Nichols^ 

Mr. Rosen 

'Mr. Tracy 

Mr. Carson 

Mr. Eg an 

Mr. Gurnea 

Mr. Harbo, 

Mr. Hendon 



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Mr-. Pennington, 
Mr. Quinn Tamm__ 

Mr. Nease ^ 

Miss GandV . ..'/^. 



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URGENT 





MATTHEW^dVETIC, CNDI 

OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE TfSJl 

VIEW OF FACT NY HAS NO INFORMANT t6 COVER THIS MEETING. Tf 

BUREAU APPROVES INFORMANT-S COVERAGE AT NY, HE IS TO CONTACT 

SA MICHAEL S« BOHAN UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT NYC, 



INFpRMANT-S. PRESENCE AT MEETING 
SLAV CONGRESS AT NY DESIRED IN 



PITTSBURGH ADVISED 
RECEIVED 7-t7«l;8 



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^ V ^,^<^^^<>"^ A-u^ttst k^. l^ljB, sottlnn forth thd extent of the covoraso pro- ' 
'*^° 51 . ^^ aot^^e-aacied iaforsaat, i¥ho is adtdttedly an-exeelloat soia^co for 




- Aiithority trac civcn to ccatiau^ thq pr^sseht salary of C-grotlc of ''fii^ 
por-rcok o^fcctiTQ Jrao 1, i^ij8, for a period of six moaths* His? actual ©x^enccs 
incurred oa behai of the Exw«au say be liana.ed oa a aoparato bacis, but rofor-. 
cpnaed letter did r.ot eptiptjto tho oEoiuat of tiioao oxFoasea and T^.oroi-/ reeosrcnaed 
authority to pay up te> C2G p^jr week for thajjo expenses, 

., « ^® authoritsr to r<3iRbttrRQ Mn far actual expcAsos, in addition to 
hiG aaiary., i» iprsatcd effcctiw I'sicdiatoly for a period df oao na^tli. Prior 
t^ tho ^piratiojx of this one conth periM,, you are re^uejstod to subait sn 
xtcniHatxcn of tho actual oacpcijsa^ incurred by tho infoTEjmt for oach vmc'c 
in order that a specific a-:soimt laay bo atithorizod in th& future for Cvotic's 
conthiy cQSJQttBes* . - , 



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Mr. Tolson- 
Mr. E. A. TS 
Mr, Clege 
-Mr. aiavirT" 
Mr, Lad g " 
Mr. Nichols" 
Me, Rosen " 
Mn, Trac y'"" 
Ik, £g ^; 
Mr. Qurnea 
J&, HarDo "~" 
Mr. ViOlu* 



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Mr, <lulpn Tanan_ 

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Miss Gandy 






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FORM NO. 64 



ce Memorandum 



UNITE] 



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SUBJEC; 



Director, EBI 
,G, Pittsburgh 

Rebulet, 6^2-148, 






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The Bureau *S- observations as set forth in the above lette^rif^iie 

specifically brought to informant's attention on June 7, '^i^Q^'^^B'" 
stated at that time and has reiterated oh several occasioris.._since^^ 
that despite an earnest desi3re to continue in his present iwoj:*l<f*'¥fr^ 
is impossible for him to do- sp under present arrangements. He -will 
continue as at present, however, until he, can make other plans. 

With regard to such plans informant has been most circumspect, and 
it would appear that he^ presently has nothing definite in mind» He 
has intimated that he would like, to write a novel based largely on 
his knowledge of the Communist Party with the hop e that same would 
eventually be filmed as a motion 'picture* I I has stated that if 
he ceases his informant work, he will at no time disclose that he h^ 
furnished information to the Bureau* 




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J There has been no change in the personal status of informant as set 
' out in Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau/ May 7, 19U8, CVETEC has 

rejected all suggestions that he seek less expensive living quarters 
for reasons previously set out. He has likewrise failed to secure 
a position to supplement his salary from the Bureau although it has 
Jbee n continually a nd emphatically pointed out to hm that his own ^ 
securT^^^'S' axr mrorma n-o is Jeopardized by the fact that he pr^senfel^y 
— " — B^B'"^Tio-4mown:*0r^*'covgy^^"T Q^^ of income. Ii3 or mant~^Ia lmb.-li QVfever^ 
-that he "is stxMr'eiraeavoring to secure supplementary employment* 



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With regard to informant's security in the event he should cont'im^ 
his work, this office is considering the possibility of establishing 
some such cover as that of a private collection agency for informant 
which it is believed could be operated successfully and with adequate 
security to him'-ty the m^ere printing of business cards* 

I I has advised that he has discussed the possibility of securing 

CP or Party front- wor^k in New York City with ZMTKO BAXOKOVIC, GEORGE 
PIRINSKt, and STEVE NELSOF but that no opportunity for a transfer to 
New York has been forthcoming, and there is little likelihood same will 
be received due to the fact that Party and Party front finances are at 
a -low ebb. Informant has also held several discussions with CALVI-N 
BROOK (Editor of Ludovy Dennik, CP line Slovak Daily published at 



COPIES DEFtmOYED 
5^6 ,APR 3 1963 



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Pittsburgh, Pa.) regarding the opening of a travel agency In 
Pittsburgh by them to aid people who desire to travel in Slavic 
countries. This proposition appears extremely nebulous, however,, 
due to the lack of finances on the part of all concerned. 



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With regard to specific instances in which J | has increased, his 
value to the Bureau, as requested in rebuiet, it is pointed out that 
his coverage, now Includes practically all nieetings- of the Pittsburgh 
Ci^l Rights Congress cg ncerning ^'vyhi ch he ha s submitted a complete 
membership list/ His volume "wi'tli^lc^'HrS'To^I^ ^ 
^■-■-■^-gfrKi'''1P3r^^ 'which has always been "prolific and^oJ L.,. 

excellent qua lity, has Q-Q-^'^i^UQd^m th^ t^^ 

ha vingsl^ht ^^inore^as ed. InfoiTnant has beeii furnishing full coverage 
rega3?5!xnJ^heNationality Commission of ¥festern Pennsylvania since it 
was reorganized on March ll, l^ilS, follomng a long, period of in- 
activity during which time there was no opportunity for informant to 
subm it info imation concerning the Commission. It is further noted 
that ! I has been furnishing coverage for most of the important 
national -meetings of the American Slav Congress and the Slovenian 
AmeTican jwational Gouncxl* 



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CVETIC is th e^ only i nformant in this office who regularly furnishes 
information rePraSTg CP activities in. t ^^Q ;QgigaJL^@yage..g£^a§i,^^ 
and his loss in this field would-be keenly felt. It -might al^s6-*be 
Taoted that the recently announced change in the CP leadership in this 
district, which has resulted in STEJVE IjELSO N'S beco ming: the Western 
Pennsylvania chairman, would also fend to makg-e^gin3'£> re-perition / 
desirable since*Tie''Eas*T5ES"l?Ten3sK^^ 

is, therefore, in a better position than any informant of this office 
to furnish infoimation emanating from the district CP headquarters-. 



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v.idua l^ .i.^ftl^-lSsKjjgiu al^S^^^T^^L^ 
His chief complaint concerning his 



enthu siasm aixd ^jaBpzieaaxon • 

fiMSSes is that in order to maintain the position he has gained in 
local Party circles' he is required to spend much of his salary for 
subscriptions to CP publications and for donations and contributions 
to various CP and CP front drives, benefits, raffles, and collections* 
He has stated that his personal financial difficulties would be 



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alleviated to some extent if these actual expenses were reimbursed* / 

.It is therefore recommended that the Bureau consider the payment 
of informant's present sala37y plus such actual expenses expended-by 
him in carrying, on his work, not to exceed |20-.60 per week, for a 
trial period of three months o 




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lERAL, BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION: 
ID STAtES DEPARTMENT of J.UST 




CO- 150 
cc — Mr* Iiamphere 

Kr. Gims^er -► 5260 



To.: •.COMMUNiCATIONS SECTION.. ^ mjmBm 16 SMPMlFfM ' 
f^i-UUKUpjranggft the following message to.j_ ^' ^j^^ PIJTSBUHOH 



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Mr. Tola on 

Mr. E. A. Tamn . 
Mr. Clege:_^ -~ 
Itr. Glavln 
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Mr. 



Udd_ 

Nichols" 



Mr. Rosen_V_ 
Mr;, Tracy , . 
'Mr..Egai i-. - - 

' Tir, Gurnea 

Mr. Harb o T 
Mr.. Moh r. 
Mr. Pennington 
Mr., Qulrin Tanm" 
Tele,. Room 
MP, *Nease_' 
Miss Gandy 



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0IVEII SE?13 IKH}m^S!P ASC irAf3X>HAL CQCiltTm lllSfjEIG' OHICAGO,, SE*TE5m 
T^m^ZXPnyH TmotJQH fuBJ^flSI^ 4!:» PATSlEEf EXPENSES. WR 70 SXGE© 0!E mm^ 
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INFORMANT INVITED TO 



Ur« Tolson 
Mr, Clegg r" 
Mr, Glavln" 
Mr, Udd ~ 




Mr. mohbis .. - "^ 
Mr, Rose n ' . ' 
Mr, .Trac y 
Mr; Ega n 
Mr, Gume a 
Mr. Harb o ' 

Mr, Mohr " 

Mr, Pennli 



Mr. Qulnn Tama. 
Tela, Roo m "" 
Mr, Neas e '^~^ 

Miss Ho^ 

Miss I 



9-15-48 
Urgent 




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CAN SLAV congress NATIONAL COMyiTt£E MEETING TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO', 



ILLINOIS, ON SEPTEMBER 24 NEXT AND WILL BE DELEGATE TO FOURTH 
AMERICAN SLAV CONGRESS, CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 24 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26. 
AUTHORIZATION OF EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS 
R'ElJUESTED. 



THORNTON 



RECEIVED 9-15-48 



CLASSIFIED SY: 
DECLASSIFY OH: 








2-40. PM EDST MOC 



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outside the- Bureau, it is suggested that it be suitably paraphrased in>,. 
order to protect the Bureau's coding systems ^ 





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■ ■ R0bulot dated August 16| X?lt8j, granting authority to your 
office to pay Gvctie in addition to his sal^iy of e65 per tjboIc, his 
oxoonses for a psriod ol ono aoitth. Prior to th<^ esi>iration of the 
one nonth period you ^r0 to subtait an iteiaisation of the actual 
mmm tocurred by the infoii^nt each wk isi order that- a specific 
amount Bay be authorised in th? I^turs for Cvctic*:3 Mthly e^qponges, 

m are requested to subidt the d^airod infoKriition to th^^^ 
Bureau m soon as possible, t 



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Jfr, E. A. IST 
Mr. C1C£^ 
Mr, Glavin 
&. Ladd 
i!r. Nichols 
'Itf . Kosen 
wr, Tracy] 

itt, tgan^ 
Mr* 'jurhea 
Wr, liarbo " 
Mr, Voh r ' . 
Mr. .Peminnton 

Mr, QuiiX Tanrn 

Tele, Hooin. 
Mn, Kease 
Mlfis Gantiy 



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SiO,. Pitoburgb ■■■■■ ■■ ■ ■ October 6, 1948 

AfilffOaWTlOi-JCCfJTAINED' 
DATE HIIC BV,^fi^m(a|, 



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. i;^ tmU Mad .SspWer 2f, 194^,. -iteajizing the ej^penses of the 
aboi^l-naied inf 6mnt. for a peiildcl' of one aonth. 

Authority is civen to reisiburse Gt^tic for these expenses and 
he my be paid J^O p^r leek as. expense lon^y for ths reinainder of tho 
current pajmfint period, 

Bul6t of August, 16, 1%^^ mtkh'sitM Ms cotntinuahce at tha 

if f6j par m^k effective, ^une, 1, 19^8, for a period of six months, 

^?it,Toi^|i,^.^^g prior to th& .expiration of ths authorized period^ jDeceiaber 1, 
,Mr.E/^^.„y£ gji5j^^(j ^i^% ^ informativo ismiarj and your pergonal ;r6,cqiiiinGnda- 
['•'•^^ion-co|cerning the continuance of Cvetic at therate of t65 per Tseelc^ -il^; 
iweek eitpenses 



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K/.l) Cf liiVtSTiGATIOH 
■ircIiT OF JUSTICE 



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Office DA.emorandum • united states GoviSi^EkTi ' 



TO 

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Director, TBI 
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I Mr, Tracy.,, 

iMr. Egau 

LlVlr. Gur»2a 

nvlr. Earbo 

I Mr. Mohr 

I Mr. VenixJiZ^^^-'-' 

JMr. QuiniiTaiuni . 

JMr. Ncase 

1 Miss Gaady 



fhe above informant has submitted actual expenses incurred on behalf 
of the Biureau, as followsg 

yf eefc of August 22s 



8/22 



8/23 
8/24 
8/25 
8/26 



imerican-Slav Congress Picnic at Johnstoim* Pa» 
transportation $ 3«0d 

Baffle tickets purchased at picnic 3e,00 

Intertaiaament 
Telephone :/\ ^ 

6 ^Sunday and 6 Daily Workers 
Streetcar transportation 

Telephone 

Postage stamps 

Telephone 

Streetcar transportation 

3 ^Political Affairs® aagazines 

Transportation 

Telephone 



2o00 

♦ 60 

• 60 
„,a45 

•73 
.30 

,75 
«30 



naJa, 



65 



$ 8si50 



$ 1.65 



$ 1,43 



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E^ense incurred at I WO District Conference, Hobisevelt 
Hotel, 

Adiaisslon and entertainment 

lelephpne 

Transportation 



2«75. 
.45 

-. «60 



$ ZoQQ 




8/27 



8/28 



G?ran3portation 

Selejhone 

Postage 

Pampblets and literature 



Transportation 
Telepjione 



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,40 



.,40 
-a65 $, 1^05 ^/A 



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TOTAL fOB WEEK OF AUCfOSEP 22 % ,. , . » i. .. , . 



$19»85/ 



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Letter to Director 9/27/48 

Pg 67«^2584^A 

Brought Itorward: TOTAL FOE WEEK OF AIKJUST 22» . $19o85 

W eek of Axtga st 29: 

8/29 Americai^Slav Congress Picnic at Pitcairji, Pa^ 

Iranspbrtation $ 1<»00 

Baffle tickets 2«00 

Admission and enter tednment 2«75 

Delephpne t^ ^p $ 6»65 

8/30 Teleplione | ©35 

«Worker« and "Daily Worker^ »60 

Postage ^27 

Transportation ^40 $ 1^62 

8/Sl Telephone $ o40 

Streetcar transportation ©60 

Contrihution to Polish Badio Hour 4>00 $ 5*00 

9/1 Telephone ^25 

Streetcar transportation ^40 $ e65 

9/2 6 tickets to Ukrainian-American 

restival $ 7a20 

Telephone «40 

Streetcar transportation »^0 ^ 7«»90 

9/3 Streetcar $ ©30 

Telei^ione o25 

Postage ^_a23 $ 1^28 

9/4 Streetcar $ o^ 

telephone oSO ^60 



Week of Sex>temher Ss 



9/5 


Telephone 


$ .»75 




Streetcar 


. .20 


9/6 


LalJor Press Picnic 






6 Eaffle tickets 


$ 6.00 




Telephone 


*50 




50ransportation 


o75 




Entertainment 


3.00 




Eaffle ticket for Eev» 






VAEZALY's church 


JL^M 



TOTM. FOR WEEK OS" AUGUST 29 » . . • b o « . $23.70 



$ .95 



$11.25 $12,20 



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Letter to Director 
Pg 67^2584«A 



9/27/48 



Brought forwards 

Week of Septemljer 5 (coa^t) : Brought Pwd. 



TOIAL FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 22 • 
TODAL POE WEEK OF AUGUST 29 • 



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$19*85 
23.70 

12.20 



9/7 

9/8 
9/10 

9/11 

9/12 



Postage 

ICelephone 

"Worker" and "Daily Worker" 

Streetcar 
Telexthone 

Pos tage 

Streetcar 

felephone. 

Literature 

Streetcar' 

feleidaone 

Streetcar 
Telephone 



$ .^O 

•35 

•.60 

$ .20 
—OS 

$ .73 
£30 
-40 

^ e DO 

.20 
.25 

•20 
^^»30 



$ 1.75 
$ .35 

$ 1.43 

$ 1«00 
;-,.5b 



TOTAL POS WEEK OP SEPTEMBEE 6 . 



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$ .^o0 , 8 , 
$17o23 



Week of September 12? 



9/12 



9/13 



9/14 



Carfare 
Postage 

Slovanic-Ajnerican National 
CouacU picnic expenses 

Telephone 

Carfare 

Postage 



$ o52 
♦18 

t 2^75 

oSO 
o7g 



$ 8e45 



$ loS8 



12 "Worker" and 12 "Daily Workers" $ 1,20 
1 "Political Affairs" magazine and 

CP pamphlets o45 

Telephone - ^40 

Streetcar ^40 



9/15 



Bus and carfare 
Telephone 



$ oS5 



$ 2a45 



$ o9S 



$ 8e2S 



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Pg 67«2584-A 



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Brought Porwaxd: 



TOTAL fOB WESEK 01 ATJ&USH? 22 ... . $19.85 
TCfSAL FOR WEEK .0? AUGUsi 29. . . ^ . 23.70 
TOTAL FOR WiiEK OF SEFEBMBEE 5 . . . 17.23 



Week oj 


r September 12 (conH): 


Brought Fwd, 

$ -40 
.30 

,g>oo 


$ 3.70 


8,23 


9/16 


Carfare 
Telephone 

LawrezxceviUs CF Club dues 
(3 months) 




9/17 


Carfare 
Telephone 


$ .4o: 

.55 


$ ,95 




9/18 


Literature 

Carfare 

Telephone 

Progressive Party social 


$ ..60 

.50 

.35 

2.50 


$ 3.95 




9/18 


I WO lodge dues (3 months) 


$: 3.24 


$ 3.24 


$11.84 



TOTAL EXPMSBS IITCUREED FOE FOUH-WEBK PERIOD 
BB&IMING 8/22/48 and mmm 9/18/48 



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Mr, Clegg 
Mr, Olavln 
l!r, Udd " 
MTt Nlchoir 
Mr, Rosen r 
Mr, Tracy__ 
Mr, Egan \ 
Mr, Gumea 




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Mr', Qulun Tanm^ 

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'Mr, Neasa^^ ;_ 

Miss Uoloies 
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FBI. PmSBURGH 
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MATTHEKVETIC, CNDl 



IHFORMANT JN^lfED TO ATTEND lEETING 
'ON,, NEf YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 9 NEXT 



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OF OP NATIONAL GRW-lliSS 

AUTHORIZATION DEFENSE NOT TO EXCEED JO DOLLARS REpSTED 

' THflRNTON^\ ' 
RECEIVED n-2-|8 ■"";" 3^^^-| 





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, If thAnt'elligence contained in the' above message ffito be disseininated 
f iffi^ Bureau, it is suggested that it be suitably paraphrased in' 

A®iSy&k|t'^|ftect the Bureau's coding systems.. '- 




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W the siibsaiBsion to the Burlaw of oa iteaiaaticjx q£ infonmn^m acttua^L e>:p0nsea ea^tt 
-week, iio^evar, you grhould refoiro frpa tbo infdrasmi an iteadaed account of his 
expenses to b^ laaints^lmcl in fei» adsd^istratlve fiie T?hich isiH 1?b the basis for 
tho tyt&nssion eS yont J?ltto fJM^ requsatins r^isisbureejaenij for thio i^txgs. 



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-' th-e basis 'that relet, ^authorizes the pa^Fent bf^a fl^t sum^f ... 
&.00'a week'for expenses of iiifo^^ant and does riot require 
him io submit an itemization of actual, expenses incurred each 
week. 



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There i^ returned lierevith, one copy of Met to Pittaburlhv-"- " ' 
dated NoveBber ?, 1948, said copy apparently ,l)eing designated' 
for Mr, mm,, Boon -6260 at the Burea^i, 







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OONF. INFT C2JBI 



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• DATE: 11/1^3;^ 

' S2SLI0TLY .00CTIS?M3?IAL„ 

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(Bureau. File 66-2542) 



Fori34-7J4 ' • 



Lir* QttiBELTaHJBi-. 
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Rebulets 6/2/48 and 10/6/48> i-zhich authorized payment of $65».0£)jDp©r^5^. 
week to above infonaant for six months, effective 6/l/48 and payment of |gQl*-QQ' 
per week as expense money to 12/l/48^ respectively* 

Since 6/1/48, Informant has furnished detailed reports re the f ollo^idng 
CJP and. OP front activities at Pittshurgh, Pa*j 

Plve meetings of the Executive Committee of the American Slav Congress 
of Western Pennsylvania (6/5, 10, 24; 9/30* 11/4/48) 

American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania Conference, 6/13/48 

Five meetings of the Civil Eights Congress of Western Pennsylvania 
(6/l8;8/20;9/l4;10/ll and 28/48) 

Conference of Civil Rights Congress of Western Pennsylvania, 10/16/48 

Communist Party District Convention (7/9,10*11/4:8) B^P^^^ 



Four meetings of the CP Horth Side Section (8/26:9/13; lO/l, 12/48) 
Two meetings of the CP Lawrenceville Cluh (6/lO and 8/12/48) J 
A meeting of the OP Pp.od Cluh, 9/20/48 

V a 1 

Potir meetings of tlxe .^^JJattonality Commission of Westeiia Pennsylvania 
(6/28 •7/15 5 9/21 and IG/9/48) t". '- 1, ':»• »'"" 



7,14, 28; 10/9,23/48) 



Eight meetings (miscelianeous) of CP distri'ot 



.'ct leaders X6/5;7/7;8/4, 



RECORDED - 32 



Meetings of Pittsburgh CP Cluh chairmen, 6/3q/48coTv§ "^^^ 



Born, 10/7/ 



the Western 
6/13/48 an 

Western Pe; 
of the Lah 



INDEXED --32 

Meeting of the American Committee for the Protec^a 



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EX- 133 






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■as furnished a complete ^^st ^ delegates to 
^av Congress ♦OoAference ^Id @ PI^tslDurgh on 
' emh,ership of t)ae *Civil l^ght^Coj^ress -of 
informant, was one of tii^prijacipal. organizers 
Committee Picni§ sponsored by^Jthe ,OP,,..^^^he^<kt Pitcairn, Pa 





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STRICTLY :CQHFIMM!IAL 

on 9/6/48, he was also atile 'totfurnish complete details regarding arrangements 
for said picnic* 



On a national scale, has, furnislied reports re: 



National Committee -meeting of the ASO held at New York City,, 7/23/48 

A meeting of the- Board of Directors of the American Oommitteie for 
Yugoslav Relief held at New York City, If.Y. , 7/23/48 

A meeting of the Executive Board of the Slovenian and American 
National Council held at Chicago, 111.., 9/24/48 

Fourth American ^Slav Congress held at Chicago, 111* , 9/24-26/48 

National meeting of the United Committee of South Slavic Mericans 
held at Chicago, 111. » 9/25/48 

National Cp Sroups^ Commission meeting held at New York City, 11/9/48 

Informant has also furnished excellent coverage of literature issued 
"both nationally and locally "fay the dP» American Slav Congress, Civil Rights 
Congress, Slovehiaji American National Council, and American Committee for 
Protection of the Foreign Born» . 

Prom 10/22-26/48 GlORG^raSINSKY, Executive Secretary of the. ASC, 
v;as a visitor in Pittsburgh, ?a#^ ' liifamant furnished complete details .concerning 
PIRINSKy»s activities^ while in Pittshurgh, as v;ell as his purpose for coming, 
to this city and as a result> this office was able to account for PIRINSKY's 
movements in Pittsburgh with a minimtxm of surveillance effort hy agents of 
this office,. 



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It is to he noted that since the Bureau authorized payment of $20*00 
per week to cover ^^ informant's es^^enses in Party and Party front v/ork, his 
financial situation has eased considerably and he advises that he has been 
able to repay much of t he money previously owed by him to various individuals^ 
Improvement of I [ finances can also be partly attributed to the fact that 

he was employed as an organizer for the Progressive Party of Western Pennsylvania 
a t $60> 00jer week for approximately six weeks prior to the 1948 elect ions* 

As a result of informant's improved financial situation, his mental 
approach to his- work has likewise improved, rendering him far less difficult 
to handle. 



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.DIHEOIOR, FBI -S- 11/15/48 

SGHIgPLY CaHFIDE! 



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At the present time, iiif ormant has no other income than the sum 
paid him hy the Bureau, "but he is seriously considering accepting a position 
soliciting hospitalization insurance* It would appear that acceptance of 
thi^^osition will furnish informant with. . suitable cover for his activi^es. 

Informant-ao^tinues to enjoy excellent .relations with SOJEl^OTELSOlSf, 
Dis.t'rict OP chairman, and he is in f requfent-.jconsul'tatlon' with HBISOF- relative 
to 1DP policies within the local-foreign- language- groups* 

In view of the ^b^e it is recopamended that informant he continued 
at a rate of $65.00 per:^e^^)plus $26.00jp^r weTek' exp,enses .fpr M%ponths,-- 
effective Decemhar i» ly4&s^ 



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PERSONAL ATTENTION 



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, :* Based upto your yectonanendfttion, aatho?<ity i« civ^ft ta reii^py^e 

this sabbvenaaiaQd informant in tii6 amoi?nt of $75»65 fop expanses In 
conn$iction with his |*ec^t trip to IJ^ir tork ^ity whei'e h#' covered 
a meeting of the Oogasaaaiaft B&rty Hationsl Qcaups OoKodiaai^ob* 



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yffice Memorandum • united states govern^ -""^'^ 

TO ^^ JlmOTO^, yBI ■ DATE: ■ 11/18/4:8 AZ^^'TZ. 
(Bureau. File" 6e-*S452) I'Kr, woase ^:... 

- Mifis Gondy 

Remytel to Bureau, ii/2/48s rec[uesting that the Bureau authorize paf-^^ 
ment of expenses not to exceed $70,^)0 .to enable informant to cover a mee'tii? 
of the OP National ^Groups Oommisslonat New York City on 11/ 9/ 48a 

Although no^ reply has "been received this date hy this office in response 
to retell informant attended the above meeting inasmuch as he had committed 
himself to do so. Informant has submitted complete details conceisnlng s^id 
meeting in Hew York City and same will be furnished to the Bureau in the near 
future. Informant has also submitted an itemized statement of his expenses for 
the above trip» totalling $75.65^ 

It is requested that the Bureau authorize payment. of the above actual 
expenses incurred by the infoiiuant in furnishing said coverage. 



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Mr. Olavln"" 
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Mr. Nichols" 
Mr, Rose n ~ 
Mr. Tracy 
Mr, Ega n "- 
Mr, Oumoa 
Mr, Harbo 
Mr, Mohr ■ — 




Mr, . Pennington 
Mr, Qulnn Tanm 

Tele, Room- *~ 

Mr, Nease : 
Miss Holmes" 
Miss iGandy ^ 



PITTSBURGH 



D E C D E p C OP V 

12-6-48 5:24 P.M. EST 

RECXPRj^SACS CHICAGO AND NEW YORK URGENT b7D 

MATTHEVVS^VETIcXcN DU I INFORMANT CAN ATTEND NATION'AL CONF 
AMER.ICAN COMMITfff FOR PROTECTION OF FOREIGN BORN, CHICAGO 
•DECEMBER 11 AND 12. SUTEL AUTHORIZATION EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED 
FIVE DOLLARS BY DECEMBER 9 IF COVBRAGE DESIRED. • 




RECEi VED 1 2-6-48 

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It the. intelligence contained in the above message is to be disseminated 
outside the Bureau, it is suggested that it "be suitably paraphrased in 
order to protect the Bureau's coding systems-. 





.FEDERAL BUREAll OF INVESTtGAT lOS 
TED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUS' 






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Mr, GbvJn 

Mr, tada....... 

Mr, Rocen 

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Mr.E.'^aii , 

Mr, Qurnea,.. 
Mr, narbo .... 
Mr. Mohr 




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IRECTOR and" SACS- NEl'J YORK AND PITTSBURGH ' ?^wL^^^^ 'l'^'' 



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MATTHEWTVETIC, CNDI 



TWELVE SIX LAST. , 




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RE PITTSBURGH TELETYPE 
WILL .ATTEND NATIONA 




CONFERENCE j^li AMERICAN COM TTEE FOR PROTECTION OF FOREIGN 
BORN. BUREAU REQUESTED TO AUTH0RI2E EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED 
FIFTEEN DOLLARS FOR REGISTRATION FEE AND MEALS, IN VIEW OF 




CONCURRENT PANEL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES ADDITIONAL ^, . ^ .^ 



COVERAGE DESIRABLE., 



MC SWAIN 

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WiATTHEW-'lSVETlC, CNDl 



DECEMBER SEVEN LAST. 
ROUND TRIP TICKET BETWEEN 
SBVENTYONE CENTS, PULLMAN 




CLASSIFIED BY: ^^O^ljiJi^ 
DECLASSIFY OM: a 



D0LLARS.g HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS, TWO 



■00N3'. INPT 

1 REhiYTEL DECEMBER SIX AND URTELi 
ESTIMATED EXPENSES AS FOLLOWS, FIRST CLJ 
PITTSBURGH AND CHICAGO FORTY DOLLARS 
ACCOMMODATIONS APPROXIMATELY NINE 



APPROXIMATELY THREE DAYS, FIFTEEN 
.TRAVELING EXPENSES THREE DOLLARS 
DELEGATE FEES AND CONTRIBUTIONS, 
DOLLARS AND SEVENTYONE CENTS- 
ARE ACCURATE. 



DAYS, TEN DOLLARS, MEALS, 



THORNTON 



DOLLARS, TAXI AND MISCELLANEOUS 
, CONFERENCE EXPENSES, INCLUDING 
TEN DOLLARS,, TOTAL EUGHTfe'S^EVEN 

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outside the- Bureau^ it is suggested that it be suitably paraphrased in 
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^ UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 







DATE:; 12/21/48 



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S03l5?SSaM . 

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On December 9, 1948, the above informant advised that he 
had heen licensed to sell health and accident .insurance 
in the state of Pennsylvania on December 3,w2;§48, and tha^t 
he is presently Employed hy the EBV/ABD 3^WkLlMM Age ncy .' 
813-822 Empire Btdlding, 507 Liberty Aventie\ PittshTir^^vrss 
Penn sylvania, IJtec-^'^ 

*It is noted that thft i^r^fig 
regarding 



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of this office are negative 



It is "believed, that this position will fixrnish informan.t x^rith. 
excellent cover for his activities \d.thin the Cbmmtmist Party 
and the Oommmist Party's .front orgatxisations. 

' The, ahove-is fiornished for the information of the B-ureau, 



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Mr, MlchbJ B. . 
Mr* Rose n : ^ 

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Mr» Qmea 

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Kr* Koh r 

Br* Pennington ^ 

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Tele, Room 

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M/iTTBEflvETIC, CNDI 

DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL RELAT 



12-23^45 4-T7 Pi EST 



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INFORMATION RECEIfEQ 
ONSHIP SII.TH BUREAU TO 




, CARNEGIE - ILLINOIS STEEL CORPORA^' 



TIONi PITTSBURGH, IN M. LETTER lltB SITAiLS HAILED TO BUREAf. ,^ 
TODAY. • ■ ' '^L.t-tHf'^'-'^^m 



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RECEIVED 12-25-18 
CORRECTED I2-23-48 

If the inWljliience cont^d in tKife. mesMie is, W Arii||e| 
, mtsid'e' wMm, it is sttggested that it by uitaWjr-'paMwe'd' !.*''« 



11|S 

KwiMfW* the Bureau's coding systems-, , 



?VNDARD 



IDARDypORM NO. 64 



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Ivlr. Clegs...- 

Mr. Glf^via 

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IfT. JT;0lt0l3_.- - 

Mr. X?;-sou 

tlitr* Cti-acy ; 



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I Mr. HcrJTso 

I Mr. Mchr 

Tilr. ]pci:Kiag£on 

Mr, QltianTonrm- 

JVJr. Kease 

jRHss Gaudy I 



On Dece mljer 21, 1948» SA JOHN E. MITCHELL of this office haa-O 'C^- 
casion to contact ! 
Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation, Carnegie Building, 434 Fifth Ayenue* 



Pittsburgh, Pa.-, in connection with "Procli; Espionage" prograin. 

stated that he was pleased to he contacted "by the PBI inasmuch as he had 

some information which he had wanted to furnish the Bureau* 



then proceeded as follows: 



TuCLASSi 

He "became acquainted with one MATOHEW C7ETI0 during the fall of 
at vdiich time the latter was employed as an interviewer h y the IT> 

At this time. 



.tl242C/a 
Employment Service, Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 






was connected with the Pe rsonnel Section of the Carnegie Illinois St eel 
plant at Homestead^ Pa., and many potential employees were referred .fo him 
by USES through Craa?IC. Neither at t hat time nor- at any time since has CV EgilC 
be en ot he r tha n a business acq.uaOPEance ofj 




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On one occasion during the past year, the date not specifically 
mentione d, but -possibly ia or about August, 1948, C VEJIC arranged a luncheon 
daJt e withi | at the-V^illiam Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh. So on after C VETIO 

and | I were seated at their table, the former requested to 

be on the alert for- any ind ividuals who looked, suspicious* This unexpected 
request startled f 1 but he agreed to abide by it. OVBTIG then pro-- 
ceeded to say that he was one of the top members of the Communist Party in 
Pittsburgh and he left I I vjith the impression that he was the No» One 
man. He added that he was v/orkdng as an undercover man for the FBI and that 
if any members- of the Communist Party were to find it outjiis life woul d be" 
placed in jeopardy. CTOTIC stat ed he was interested in rxnding. empioymerltr ;^ 
which would permit him to travel and attend Communist Party meetings. 






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I attempting to discover what QTOTIC had on his mindj asked 
if the latter v/anted a job with the Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation. 
OVETIO said he did not, but that he v;ould have to get a job vftiich left him 
free to travel. 



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'^; vL CVETi:C continued that the ^31 had the fingerprints of all Cdmmunis.tS", 
^kn^iw'.wh6^%ljey were, and that he w ould bei ST ?ptted Am„raediately if he had a job 
v/hich tie.d/^im dov/n. CVETIC gave l I the impression that he needed a ^ 

job' because \tfa.e. Communist Party Headquarters had instructed all Party officials 
4 to seek employment in private in dustry in^orde^ to, 
"which had been plac'ed upon the ^a3:*WgCU "" 







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Re: MATT HEW OVET IC. 
CNDI I I 

CVETJC further mentioned that his .jdl) as an undercover agent for 
the FBI had rf^gTilrflfi: him -kn gjrhgind^jrarinuR mftfttini^'FL!^ that_ a couple of agenTs. 




would accom pany him to the^ me.eting places and then follow small .gro ups 
of Barty mem bers after the meetings had concludeA * CVBTIC said that vhen 
he we3Tt"To ^ew York City, jf'B T agents .would me et him there* He concluded 
that he h ad "been placed in the U SES i n Pittsburgh by the FBI in order to 
find Communists who were employed i^ that organization* 

OVETIC again contacted l 1 in August, 1948, and requested that 

the latter meet him at a desig-^ated ro op in the ^ William Penn Hotel where he 
(CVBTIC) was known as RpBER^TAHTOK. 



Jwas under the impression 
that this, was t he name by .vgiich OVETIC was knovm in Communist circles,, since 
OVETIC asked if I H had not seen the name ROBERT STMTOI in the local 

newspaper s in' connection with articles concerning Communist Party activities* 
I n refused to meet OVETIC at the above hotel oxi^ suggested that the 

latter me et him at his office in the Osjrnegie Building. As a result, OVETIC 
Idid meet \_ 



]at his office in August, 1948* On this occasion. 



OVETIC 



/sta ted he was interested in ^idtlngjii s memoirs with regard to his activit ies 
as-a5"lSd6rcQver -man in - the 'Com5iHrist"Party durjgg_th'e past few years > When 



inq_uired \*iy OVETIC had coiaae to him* CVBTIC said that he had known 

^f or several years > co nsidered him intelligent and reliable, and 

thou-ght that pe rhaps \ I could help him with the sentence structure and 

editing of his proposed memoirs. CW.TIO added that he realized his e ducation 
was limited, that he n eeded help , and that he believed he could trust ] I 






CVBTIC further advised 

above in the strictest .confidence* 

,any of it to anyone* 



that he was tell ing the la tter all of' the 



As a result, 
including his v/ife* 



Ihas not repeated 



OVETIC also mentioned during the abov e meeting in | [office 

that he had to leave town. Shortly -thereafter,, | | noted in the local 
newspapers that several Communist Party officials in New York City had been 
taken int o custody and he 'had wondered if CVBTIC had any connection with this, 
]has not seen OVETIC since the last described meeting in August, 1948, 



and he had thought that possibly OVETIC had been telling him the truth and 
had been killed. 



concluided that he thought CVBTIC and his wife were, separated; 
that they v;ere the ja rents of tv/o boys in their teens; that CPITIC lived 
in or around the PittsburghJ^subixrbs of Etna or Sharpsburg, Pa» 



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It is noted that all the ahove information wa& furnished "by 
to SA MIIGHSLL on- a voluntary tasis and vms not solicited in any way. During 
the course of the entire conversation, SA MITCHELL offered no comment and, 
in fact, was not aware of OVSTIO's identity until :he checked the PittsWrgh 
Office indices on Decemher 22, 1948 « while preparing for dictation with 
reference to his interview with | 



With regard to the information furnished "by 



it is noted 



that the Pittsl3urgh files reflect CTEOJIO was employed hy the USES at" Pitts- 
burgh oh Pe"bruary 16, 1942, at \&ich time his name was. referred to the Bureau 
as a confidential informant, and on February 22, 1943, when the Bureau autho- 
rized this office to compensate him at a rate of $15.00 per week. Since 1943, 
CVETIC has, advanced himself, both in Party and Party front circles; and is 
admittedly one of the more important figures in tiie Oomrftunist Party movement 
in this area* 

The reason for OTOTICis statement that the Ffil had the fingerprints 
of all.Oommunists is unknbvm to this office. His statement that Communist 
Party officials in this district had been ordered to seek employment in private 
indt3,stry is confirmed by information previously furnished this office by him 
and other sources. 

With regard to CyETIO's statement that he had taken agents to 
Communist Party meeting places i3fi order to aid theia in surveillances, it is 
noted that there has been no such occurrences within the past two years, 
although it is possible that same may have occurred at some previo us time. 
The Pitts-Sur gET files ais-p" reflect that on some of UViiTlu's trips tc Hew York 
City to cover important Party or Party front meetings, he has met witb^-agents 
assigned to the Hew Yo rk Of fice in order to furnish them with current develop- 
ments and to receive further instructions with reference to his activities at 
these meetings* - 



With regard to CTETIC's statement to | | that he was interested 

in writing of his undercover Communist Party activities, the Bureau is re- 
ferred to Paragraph fS of Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau, August 4, 1948, 
with regard to this informant, v/herein it W9:S,...s et out that Ol/ETIC, dissatisfied 
with the^ compensationbei ng -paid him, had n r>-hhir>^ def-i-Tiitft in mind, bnt had 
intimated that Kr-^Srould like to write a novel based largely on his knbvAedge 
of the Communist Party with the hope that the' same might eventually be filmed 
as a mdtion picture. At that time^ however, OTETIC also stated that if he 



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ceased his' inform3;at work» he would at no ^ime disclose that he hp /^ fuTim'ghpri 
inf ormation _til--the--Bureau* 

As the BureauMs aware and .as pointed out in Pitts.lourgh letters 
to the Bureau regarding 07ETI0 dated May 7, 1948 and August 4, 1948, this 
office has experienced many difficulties in the handling, of OVBTI.C during 
the first nine months of 1948,. prior to receipt of authorization from the 
Bureau to reimhurse him $20.00, per week for his actual expenses in connection 
with: Party work* OJie underlying causes, for these- difficulties were C7ETIC»s 
dissatisfaction with his rate of compensation and his repeated refusals to 
make personal adjustments to enahle him to live wtthin his Income as req^uested. 
hy the- Bureau and this office,. During this entire period, however^ the scope 
of CVlTrCts activities within the Communist Party and Communist Party fronts 
has* not suffered, and the volume of information fui^iished by him has, in 
f act> increased., 

Because of his- admitted value with regard to both, local and national 
Communist j*arty and Communist Party front activities, this office has sought 
to retain CVETIC despite the fact that hie neurotic pers onality has •pra^jBnJLed 
the many Droh lems alreadyJ mrLwnr-^&o-"tlie Bureau. "^ 

As the Bureau was advised in Pittsburgh letter dated March 1, 1947, 
Cl/ETIO disclosed his relationsh^ with, the Bureau to his eldest Wother, a 
former girlfriend,, Miss BETTJ^^WMAW, and Miss NEWMAH^s parents, despite . 
the fact that he knew he should not disclose any connection with the PBI, 
As a result of Bureau letter to Pittsburgh dated March 31^ 1947 authorizing 
continuance:, of C17ETIC for a trial period, he was again advised that the Bureau 
would not countenisnce the disclosure of his relationship to anyone.. He was 
further apprised of this confidential relationship on June 16, 1947, in 
accordance^ with SAG Letter #71, Series 1947. 

In his contacts with agents of , this office^ informant at no^ time 
since March 31; 1947, has intimated or hinted that he had disclosed his con- 
fidential .relationship to an y person, and t his office had no reason to suspect 
such activity as reported by 



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In order to anticipate any future action. on the part of CYBOJIO, it 
is noted that he has recently hinted in an off-hand manner that some of the 
follov;ing Communist Party members at Pittsburgh might be "stoolpigeohs;" 




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Re: . mrmmcmTic 
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last named individtials are 



informants of this office. The. status or the first 



named is unfcnovna. 



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On no occasion has the informant directly accused any of the sibove 
individuals of "being inf crmants of this office, nor has he advanced any 
reasons for his suspicions, other than that he had »a hunch J* No comment 
has ever been made to the informant with regard to his off-hand remarks and 
he has not elaborated vdth regard to them. 

It is also noted that informant submitted a written rep ort to. th is 
office on February jg; 1948 in vjaich he set out that he suspected I H 



^of the American Slav Congress of Western 

Pennsylvania of being an informant for some organization or individual, pos- 
sibly the Pittsburgh Press* This information ims subsequently furnished by 
letter to the Bureau on December ^^, 1^48 upon submission of a report in 
the. -case entitled, "GEORGE SAMI^^ffCHIKIGH^ aka; Internal S'ecurity-C," 
(Bureau File 100-346126). /\ 

In view of infonnant^s disclosure of his connection with this Bureau 

to l "l as mentioned at the outset of this, letter, it is recommended 

that the Bureau authorize immediate disco ntinuance of G7ETIG as a confidentia l 
national defense informant of this office. 

JIM: ELK 

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DISCLOSED OMFIIEirriAL HEMTIOHSHIP, PRIOR TO piSCOJJTllIUAnCB BUREAtJ DESIIffiS 
GOnSTDBRilTIOK POSSIBILIOT OF B -FBRklMa 5HIS IMFORmur TO USA MO FOR USE x\S 
OTTSJESS Ta TRIAL AGAIHST GP LBADBRSHIP* IGU SHOULD ilS-EnCATELY REVIEIT ALL 
REPORTS SUBIiETTED TO lOUR OPFTCE BY Ti.IS IKFQ VMif TO DETERl!inE VaETHER 1AW 
C01ITA33I AlJir SIGHiFlCAIiT DATA RELATING TO THE RE?0LUTIOIJARY ASPECTS OF THE 
PARTY, IITCLUDEJG Ef)RHIJEr:T n.-?'ARifS mD3 AT OP l!EETlt:GS mh SCHOOLS DKALIKG m'lS 
Hip, PARTY'S ADHEREirCE TO THE DOCTRiriE OF imRXISr-LSUIfUS!:. YOU SMOUT.D ALSO BE 
ALFRT' FOR STATEL-EHTS VMS& BT IJATICirAL BOARD. m^IRS OF TfIB pP OR OTHER TOP 
FUNCTIOHARIPS OF THE PARTY DBALI!^G VvlTH THl B^SXC DOOTRlIES OF Hit GOirUKIST^.. _„ 

rrnmm as r:ET Fom. im tht: brief PUKJiaiED to your ofecge o?i the ill^jgal I 

STATUS OP THE CP^- USA^ IH THE r\'E!IT THIS IKK)!?Ii\!JT HAS REPORTED HIFOR.n'kTIOr 

Of VALUE,. YOU SHOOLDluiJDIAfeLT PUHniSII ITS SUBSTANCE TO' TSF. BUREAU AIJD ThI 

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Pending receipt of Bureau reply to the^ alDove letter^ no contact has "been 
initiated by this office with the ahove informant. However, on 12/28/48, 
CPTIO telephonical3,y contacted this office and advised that he had come 
to the conclusion that he could no Ignger **^et along", on the present 
salary "bei n^paid him, "by the Bureau» -He added th at since he hgg t m It JaA,. 
pst discussed some of his pro hlems/v;ith Bureau officials at Washingt on, 

0. , he thought he might again talk with someone at the Bureau in an 

3ffort to secure an increase in sala ry^ OTITIC mad e the latter staJieme nt 

'despite the fact that he was specifically advised hy: this office on 6/?/ 48 

and on many subsequent occasions th at, as pointed out in Bure au letter t o 

Pittsburgh^ 5/2/48, salary increase s v/ould depend upbn the vpliie of 

.information he w as able to produce > - " ^ ^ 

OVETIC concluded that he intended to be in Washington, ^» C,^ on or about. 
January 12, 1949 ,- and that in t he event he did not secure an increase in. 
salary he wouidT be forced to seek other em.ploym,ent« Thi s office has l aade 
no comment regarding CVETIC's intentions to discuss a salary incre-^se^ 




directly with the .bureau in view of the recommendation in relet that 
CVETIC»s services be discontinued. 



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imEfCVETIC, CNDIJ RELET PITTSBDRGH TO BUREAU DECEIER 23 

LAST. INFORIANT CONTINUES TO SUBMIT REPORTS, NEXT PARENT DUE , 
JANUARY 3 NEXT FOR lEEK ENDING JANUARY 2. PAYIENTSTO INF»T ilLi 
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RO Ijlf^si'deiikeiureau, it is suggested tha-t w 'Ije ^'taM^ ^ in 

^li)Qlvfiord'6"r to wect the Bureau's coding systems. 



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llr. Qulnn'Tam[n_ 
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Mr, Nease 

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""^feT^itt'sburgh- Di^sion has advised that in, connection with 
another investigation, a contact was made with an official of the 
Garnegie_, Illinois, Steel Corporation, and it was ascertained that 
Cvetic disclosed his identity as a confidential infox^ant of the Bar< 
Cvetic not only said that he was working for the FBI as an nndercover man, 
"but also disclosed his Party name and stated that he would be accompanied 
to meeting places by Agents who would then follow small groups of Pstrty meml 
after the meetings had concluded. The infoiroant also mentioned that when he 

I went, to New York City, he would be met there by FBI Agents ♦ The reason for 

I Cvetic 's disclosure was to obtain other employirient ♦ 

Tha,liitsMi!^[L^Q£fi^ 
and pointed out that he has been carried .as an informant -^ despite his neurotic 
personalit y, since he has ifurnished extremely vaSiable^nformation in the past, 
Cvetic has been furnishing information since 191-1-2 and Jias held or holds the 
f ollowdjig positions : ALL INFORMATION QOf^iTAlNSD 

HEREIN IS UNCLASatFtED, ^ J ^(i ^ j i i 
In the Communist Party Dy^TE J^llML^ BY^^y2siiylu0^1^ 

Chairman, Lawrence Branch of the CP of Pittsburgh, Pa, 

Member, City Executive 'Board, CP of Pittsburgh. 

Ifember, national and local, CP Nationality Commissions. 

Member, National .Slovenian Section, CP, USA 

Member of the presently inactive- Organization-Education Committee, 

CP of Western Pennsylvania. 

In Communiist Party Front Groups 





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Vice President, American Slav Congress of Western Pennsylvania 

(formerly Executive Secretary) . 

Member, National Executive Board, American Slav Congress. 

Member, National Executive Board, Slovenian-American National Council. 

Member of inactive American Committee for Yugoslav Relief at Pittsburgh 

(formerly Executive Secretary) . 

Member of ^inactive United Committee of South Slavic Americans at /g^-^ 

Pittsburgh, Pa: ^- {;; y^^ S9p.^^f-^ ¥7 

Member, Organizing Committee, Civil Rights Congress of Pittsburgh. " 
, Inactive member of Croatian Section, International Workers Order of 
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During the past, year Cvetic^ who holds no other Job^ agitated for an 
increase in salary* Until June, l^itS, he was receiving $65 a week, and he 
requested that his compensation be increased to §100 per ?yeek. One objection 
to an increase was the fact that he maintains a room in the William Penn Hotel 
in Pittsburgh at a rental of .#105 per month. How he has been able to do this without 
the Party becoming susjpicious. is uriknovm. The Pittsburgh Office, to appease 
Cvetic, reconpended in June that his salary be increased, but the Bureau refused. 

Ilt was then suggested by Pittsburgh that in addition to his $6^ per T/eek salary, 
that he be allotted $20 per week for actual expenses, and this was approved in 
October, 19^8. 

In addition to the disclosure by Cvetic of his confidential relationship, 
he has now advised the Pittsburgh Office that he can no longer continue at his 
present salary. He- said that he expects to be in Washington around January 12, 
|"19ii9^ arid if he did not secure an increase by that time, he would be forced to 
seek other employment. Gvetic does not as yet know that we are aware* of his 
disclosure of his status to an official of Carnegie, Illinois,, Steel. 



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GONCLlTSrOHt 

There is no question but that Cvetic should be discontinued as an 
informant.. He is dissatisfied and every place he goes he will talk about his connecScn 
with the Bureau. He has even indicated a desire to write a book and Tire will be 
confronted with that problem veiy soon. Before he is discontinued, however, it 
is believed that we should get out of him as much as we can. 'Cvetic has been 
very prominent In Communist Party activities under his cover name. He has been 
a confidant of Steve Nelson, high in the Nationality Section of the Communist 
Party. It is believed that a thorough review of his reports by the Pittsburgh 
Office should be made before he is discontinued, and it be dete3:7nined -yvhether 
there is any indication that he can provide evidence which could be used in the 
impending trial in ^ew York City. If Cvetio can be used as a witness, friendly 
or -unfriendly, it is believed that we should get back some of our investment in 
him by placing him oh the witness stand in New York City. 

REC0MMEND4TI0Nt '^ ' 

Before Cvetic ils' discontinued;^ i"t is recommende d tha. t littsburgh^ 
review his repor ts. immedSa-beSy^^ ^^a^ wh,ether...ha^ 

qf^^^ntjgsa^gn^^ can be- used 'in the forthcoming; Commiinist Party- 

trial in NSFlfOTk^SyT^ If Cve tic has ^ot^Lra^^^jo, h^ will^_ ^of coursg, be^ 
iimiiediately^^^d ^ If Eg''Tas'TuiSr5Ke^''s^ 'iM^r^^^^a'^^^^^Sr^^^Xi use, 

further- consideration will be given to carrying him as an infoitaant, at least 
until he can be interviewed as a prospective witness on the Brief. 

Ihere is attached an appropriate teletype to Pittsburgh., 



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Mr. CI egg 
Mr. Glavin 
Mr . Ladd 
Mr. Nichols 
Mr. Rosen 
Mr . Tracy 
Mr . Gurnea 
Mr . 'HarlDO 
Mr . - Mohr 
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MAtf^iElrXVETIC, CNDI | 
STATES HE. WILL BE COOPERATIVE 
SHIP PROVIDED HIS TESTIMONY IS 

COVER AGENT UNQUOTE, WHO JOINED CP FOR PURPOSE OF SECURING INTELLI- 
GENCE INFORMATION, RATHER THAN TH>T OF A QUOTE STOOL PIGEON UNQUOTE, 
WHO JOINED CP BELIEVING IN ITS PRINCIPLES, AND SUBSEQUENTLY QUOTE 
SOLD OUT UNQUOTE TO GOVERNMENT. INFORMANT IS INTELLIGENT AND WOULD 
PROBABLY BE EFFECTIVE WITNESS ALTHOUGH HE IS MOODY INDIVIDUAL, 
.SUBJECT TO ALTERNATING PERIODS OF ENTHUSIASM, SELF PITY, AND DEPRES^ 
§iON. SUMMARY OF PERTINENT INFORMATION FURNISHED BY HIM 
PARED AND WILL BE SUBMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 



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•^ Transmit the follefrang message to: SAC, l-JEJ WM. 
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CP> USA - BRIEF,. -IS C. REFSEEJKE PITT5UBRGH IETT3R CAPTIONED "HATTHK/ 
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I mm) JAJIUART NIl^IEiSffil LAST.. AUTIIORITI GRAillSD 
FOR m TO nSGUSS THE COrJTEJTS OF PITTSBaRGH lETTSB VJITH USA TO DETEELIINE 
".'.■HSTHSR 113 DSSIHES TQ mTERVKT CVSTIG AS POSSIBLE m.lJBSS SJ THIS TRlia. .ALSO 
ADVISE^ USA OF INFOEIATIOH SET OUT' IN PITTSBURGH TELETYPE JAlfJAEI ELE?SJT LAST 
TO EFFECT TEIAT OVETIO AGREED TO TESTIFI PROVIDED HIS TSSTIIONT 'JOULD BE ACCSPTSD ^ 
AS THAT OF "WIDERCO-TER AGEIJT" YJHO JODJED CP FOR PUIffOSE OF SEGURHG II'IT5a:.LIGEHGE \ 
INF0Ri:/vTIOH. THIS, IS NOT- MCOI^SISTBHT "JITH FACTS I^ASffiUOH AS CMITIG APPROACHED /. 
PITISUBRGH OFFICE HI FEBRUARY, KDIETESN FORTY TJO. kWD STATED HS VJOULD JOUI CP 
FOR PUPJ?OSE OF FUMISEIH6 INFOESiATIOH TO THAT OFFICE,. DT ETJENT ■ USA DESIi^S 
SUCH KTERYISV/^; IIY SHOULD -Ca::PLETELY ADlOiSB PITTSBURGH RELATIVE TO PROOEDOKS TO 
BE FOLLOTSD Hi COIIHECTIOII ^«ITH HANH-UIG OF IIIFOELIAI'ITS PJILilTIVE TO TRIAL. SDTEL I 
BUi?EAU AKD PITTSBURGH. 



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Rebutel i/5/49 aK<i £?S^c?l to Bu^-oaw aoa HeiT Xorfe, 1/ll/m* 



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A review of th$ ^^Commiist. i-Gi?tjr, If*S,A« * Brief j IntemaX Uecurity ~ G« 
«Qf>4>i?t§ ^ubmittea by this office m Ifevembe)? 1^ l9/»6, and S^pterber 6, 1%?, anql 
£01 yo porta f uraiah'^d l:>y ths abova inf<ss?ffi3iit ainfee Februasy 2S, 1%5, reveals that 
I l ean teati^ as foHov.s rajarding the dojpR»mist Parl^'a «dvooacy of th» use 

of force and -violence for tbQ overthrow of the. Gov^xttraent of the Uiiitad Statesj 






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A dooting sponsored by the Corajnuwist Farty of Pittsburgh was held at the 
A* 1^0 ..eil. Sehool^ e^ter and i^oho ^ItrGefOi i-lttdbiirfiih, Peaa&ylvaaia, ao, th© 
evc«l»e of l%j 1% i943# v.lth approximately 3:2^ r-arty "^erajQrs in, atteadanco* 

JJLCJIASL l>W.nsZsBf mB^p m:& Satmdsra, Jilton tiohe.-Miz (then jJistrict 
Or^janiscr of the Ga-siianist I arty of 'Veafcsm F^sansylvania,)^ dolii/ored the fwjal 
ad'irocij of tiio evening and dorias th& coursQ of canCj^ atatcd tliOt nev; K55:l3ora 
CvuXd learn to baoo'!ne bsttsr Corsmmists in tlirao isaye* (l) I..y rcaditiT Biq 
Diliy . orker.. (2) % raaaing bookB by !'ABXj L:i:mJ, iTiLSJ axd ruc;*D:i«* (3) By 
attciiding iarty branch itsations and entoriftg into discusstoas. (Report, 5/19/43 s 

67*.ri5S4-s) - ■ - a ~ 

A ff2Qtin;T of the 'iV:* v/»EI0 Branch of th0 Coamunist varty vtia held at t; s 
hv~o of U^ mutt '--miiUp v.'a.^ 1JQ& f'ocan* (Orsaniiser of t}:e Yom Taiao Brotich ittid - 

. 'CL-bar of City Co'*.*^uRiat f arty i:j:ocutivo Go.-.'nlttee)* 3619 I arlcview Jtr^et, i ittsbur/^li^ .^. 
i 5njiC5rXva»ia^ on: tho av^niMQ of iiiy 26, 1943? Buring t^'a eourco of said Ksctincj ''-' 

Ci vt ^- "S^GQM (r.e.-ajar of .'M'aoationaX CkSKnittee of 5on laiae Oraach) reported that 
tl;o rcccat diagolution of the Cosintcjrn did not <>hans$ the Urty<s ideal of oooicd* 
iijiriil the Tsorld, for the tarty tvaa otill a national body but found it oxpedidnt 
far t'i.0 precent to follow natioff^list linoo, XiGSm ooaolucled that soa».etirr.Q3^. 
ajiG-.raiisg to th^ teachings of I'SIK. and l^illH, it be,<;;ajB0 aocosao>Ts to ficht to 
proi^orw cax'italis% euch as xA\Gn l^coisci or other olocants threat'^*3cl. 



LCiTI imiD i'jyxm spo^ia briefly to the effect that ths dissolution of the 
Corontcm in no v*ay chaa^od tho. intorRati.on3l aspeot of ti;o |jriii(?ipXoa for v;lJich 
tho i-arty vaa iightiagf* 



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IXmil, Y'GODA md :mil iS2:i¥IiUXtl^ was*^ Ur^^ Joseph mMvi^ Bofti?illaia, 

BrcTiOti)^ eapto^i:sedt tiiat the <Jii3sbXut^i:oa of the Cc^;silntQ^a in ao t^ay chanced tl;^ 
it^r&7^S 5iit^?iiati9ftaX ai:feitx^& ^^^ the J^art^^^d^ pra^^t* in o^^tixipiitu th^ ^^m of 
-kjoj^uiti;.; pwapl«^ all ovor th^ "*;os*Xd| thai foSiXowing t^^ jmationail i^i$ v:aB %^ %^ 
ISitow^XQiM m Just onotli^r i^tep ii^ i:wM ravoiutioa* (nejpa^i^ 5/^^6/431 67*^2534^) 

& cla^a *^oeting ta *^Foun(Jationa of l^nini^in^' ^^aa hold b^?' ii^i^ !for^ lYiiai^ 
Br^anah of the Qo:^^5uaiat Party at the hts-^a of mVdiim72 SA?:a::i-a^ m\i:PI3^ waa*,^ 
CiiCTiotto P« OhaacE^r^ ar^* 2::iirl<i Itftri^ (i!e:iberahip Sqeraia:^ oiT tiia Cor.t.imiat 
t-a^7 0f Veatem F^mjsjivania)^ 5S2, Tio^^iya l^iaoe^t l?ittsb^a5Pgh;^ i^rii3i0^i^aala, mt 

tiM v>veiaia2 ^^f" Optobea? l$p X%3^ ^dth ^feM ^^.-^era pr^s^t# 

^he olssf» waa based on th^ firat chaptc^r of ^*Fotr^dationsf of t^ninism^^ 

s:a.& .u? cm:i^e3# ito?ing th^ cout^^ ^t the ^av^ijtng^ oiiAjt&y^xsE sa^^^ns! aMisi^a 

^i^^as^d %hu% th$ acridout df blood that Tiould hav^f to h^ stflll^d Ig bringinig 
Boeic'li&Bt to thlsr <j0Utit2?y t::>uld demand npon %h€ :r^otionOTioa isi this poimt:^ - 
and tl:^ JoxttL^nt to ?iIiloh ih^y ^^oiild 0pr<^^^ ra^dlutioni^infj the eo^ritry* ^he aon*^ 
eluded that if the ;rea«tiona:rie0 oppoa^d th© 3?0^olutioni^tnf . of thi^ <?ount^j^ it 
woiAd iik^tM that tfeff SaiSi^miBtE v;ould hwi^ to use otho^ th^m f c^cotul methods and 
tliat blood would hm^ tp l^ cpill^d, (fieport^ 10/20/43j 67^25^4^14) 

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Cn th^ oi?auin5 of ©c^tah^j* 16^ 1%3^ a^ LulIIEI ^la^^sj ?^.oatiriiT ot the *ibia 
iaino Broaoh of the CoiraE^miot r^i^ty i:?aa held ^t %M h^rt^o ot L.vi; 0.\Via DBail^j^ 
3619 iorr^'rls^ £itr^c>t^ Pitt^buse^ijh^ r^rjasylvania^ ifdth nine i::i>:rbe^43 ia attend^co^ 
t^Q clam^ conducted by mvxmVT^^ tmmZTg Cmiml2^^ dc^lt i?lth Chapter th^% 
^^'Ihc.H^^*,; as m% out in ^Fotrndataxine of I^ninitn?*^^ 

OmO0Oi stat^i^d that th^ Eod Baite:^s to thia eomtic^y iiore. r;^kiiig a lot 
oat of that pa3Pt in Ohaptt^:^ tiiyeo !te '"f hfe Foundatimio ol' J[.puini^m^|t T.he3*eiii It 
la etnied that the comity vMoh f it^st v^agiS^B ^ auaoassfiJtl rovoltition imat help 
to ptiy up »OT0it of th^ *pt^lota;riat iii other 0omit^<2^# SrLiliJULSIl addc4 that tW 
r^d Baitora use thisE a^ |>roof that tho <^::^imis^t Flirty itt th^ 0nlti^d States takaa 
oKlora £rom Snaaia* She i.rr.adiately dehiod that this rai> t:^ua ^ina^ it ^ia^^ tho 
rX&^3 ^proletariat ia this aotmt:^ that v;ouId b:rii^ about the s*avolution<r ^h^ 
ccnct;Iuded that there Ti^n very little chaud^ of r0Voluti<?niidau the United {states 
at th:it tl!3;e* (Report> 11/17/431 67-^2504--a4) 



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A timt^g ot tl:e "Soa Fiitee Bpancb e>£ ilie Cojsnystst^ Tarty ma tola 

(GlT^saissational Secretary of th<& Comunist Faufcy of i-ittwburtjU ctiil a mesbar of 
fee iJo-.-ntmlei Party IJiuts^iot Go: liittee)., 3 01'dtiag V.ay, fittsiiurcliji Feiims;^Xvariia, 



L'Aa I'jjiOSJ UStwSji xy-io*,- iSiO 'vJ«>iB% iroryls i:aia% (Siomifei^a' Cecyetai^y 
of tlie eo.-aauniwt fatty o? i.eiiicm Jrem^lyaaia), »jsp!:e «*n tho tefeeraK Goafo^wnc^ 




fTwi c^aauaie^r. ?j». 19^, tti ^anrntS' % 3L<?44* 



liuch ot '"SISS* a^lcbreGS. ms feaaed on th« proposed aUxmn^ of the Oo!::auniet 
iTis-ty aagg* He' advised that ^'»3 ^^aage i-Joiil*! be cade baeauce %q v%%X m longer 
f «z.eitioa as & ^ai?ty, but tviU ^lim^ ow Io^<ies tath tho^ deniceratic forces of tl^s 
couiitiiy - m<ah iilce the qorsmoti&t jrsjveKeat o;.eratG& in Guba,. Canada oad Aostifajaa, 
tvl2«3ra tii0 i?a3r<i *0onjst?sS6t* 4qc9 not appear So. th© ^asrty aons^'* 

VJwliiS contime^ ttot an. Vj^tfs&nU^ the ^ojssmiiist aSiis 'uCssM x^ssala th9 • ■ 
sa-^ot tliat 8* I^tnj£idt% the Cciiaautiista r.oiM ccntirme io ^:ar!: to socialico tb© 
oatirs v^arid* Hf stated tl-^t tbe Consnunists raaUasci- tlKit tli^i'a raa aa ahaiiee 
at that tlRis of ba^iaaScas saeialig,-!! to thia country, md that the jr-yeaent am 
ctvtM be loolcsd «tQn as sn oduCatioaaX pOTioa* :3X^0 aUaittoa tliat the Tarty 
■vm >iit ae asxioas to sociati^:© thia cotwitJcy as any itidi'vlcual cenbsr, bat tliat 
Sacssoisto shoaXd ba i>i>actica3L aad not ecotlojsaa. in; dcKJidJ^jt «-'^ tho m-sces? 

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A ttoaf^x'eaqe t>J? tit.® Co?stu»ict Party of "astorn i-cunryaiTdnia -♦ t-'ust 
fxrijiaia ^'SR h^ld in th© Xectw^ rsca t>t the Cax^egie Free Llbr.i3;?y ot AXiegheay* 
Fo-^yi-^H and L'ast Ohio 0tye-et% VittsbOT^h, p^nac^yXvaair,, oa toa afternoon «f 
Fobi'S3s?y 6j| l%k« ' 

of ,.Qot0^ rennsyXaaitia)., nnA uXI^LIa?! 2, fOl^^iE, CHationsl Chairir^n of tha 
Gcnxuaict FaHy, I5.3*i1«)t ep^^e on Party yeprult5ir0» At one i.oint in his addrsco, 
C-iU" i: S'i^ st5itedj„ "'..-e txv» tfe^?: ::a3«Jdet JiUbor Pajciy* u'er ^oatrraaiatB ssiat lea^a ana 
t-rach tho tra^o atiim|;Sts ia tho ITajSKiGt appy«3<^ *2f tho labor ^iU^atioa"* 




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& meeting of Urn Ulutti^t T!6^M tzerih^m m^ i5l.tib I*eaa0r^ of the 
00 a-iniat J'Ollil^aX Asaoteiatit^ o£ U^j^tern P^na^yJvtitftSla. ^ Coat' Vlyuittia m^ 
hoM at the I}itstt3*ict head;4u:;*rtem i^t tl^cs Cor^oiiist Faiitieai i*cJ0a(;^lati^% 
4^.6 i;al^^i0ll Buiidiog^ 4Xf Gyai^t iit2?oat^ pitt^^but'^i^ P^rm07ivania^ m llay 33-^. 
X94:Si^ ii;ith appi*0:<fc3at0ly 38 In^iividuai^ j^re^entg^ 

Digau^^ioa ut th^ r.^otiii^ ^^^^^^ ba^ocl upon %tm- J/*G.ll?::& &0vI^S ax^tiol^ 
Mlih^k hail app^ai^dt ia 5&0 CjUjf t:o;^it0^ of liay 24^^ X%^^ tmd \Mch t^ad.ai^ltioi^^d 

V::iX i:0;i?JD llSla'C^- (thaa Tr^^^aMent 6t tlio Com^u^-ist VoBtiCAl Association 
^£ aotom P^m^lvoRia - Ue^t ¥ir£:ini?i),y deoXarod that tM EOSIfiS ay£i«fX# jsUould 
hQ iCo^iai^^re^ li& a oant^ibutios to tli^fe t^ayty* Bm^d upoE Itj^ th^ Oorjmmist Folit**^ 
icaX :\si^ooiation 4ShotiCl4 5?^K?:^;a^ni» ita p<>licias boeauee ol' ijt^ 3?i£t feefeiieteix 

i;:^SG"<5023LtSiiuodjf ^^$$ we ^tar^ ^i^ng in,- M^^noV^i^Z ^'^^ F^ifty of the t.orking 
ic^X:^r20;jt ^^e^ mmt be pra^r^^d f oy- a i^a^io^ of ^tx>m tind ut3?ii5jlcr iri th^^.. pat itva^ r^^??^v^l* 

c:ari^ awoTO in tii^ orxj^ dri^^a of mxT eaSipaim> ^^t ive hm^^ <5w4f*vat^4 fctri:n*# lif 
wXAtill ad^it0 x^aking i:3iotako% then r;^ diox^d not h^^iitsifca to ;:*if 4t vie :2ra t^yoxig 
i;^ our aiscu^oion proves tkit 17^ h :.V0 dap^rted f i*oa t^»^ lia'^Hini aii^n^cach to our 

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ADac:.i?i-utioxijt r^at^m Penn^X^ania -* ^'^S5t YtrgiRid; £tistri<jt^ i-z^u beXd at the 

•^-erXion t.a^ p^H^d fos^- the pu^ose of actin^^ Uf^on pr^|.>paacj ^ar^olutions of tii^ 
l]:it-.cr^:iX Eo^i^d ta reconstitute^ the Octriuni^t Party^ to propose iar:3ntfc::^*nt^ to 
4334/1 rc^oltitioi-m^ and; ta cX^at ilolLo^iattss to a sjpoaial ntitS^onaX convontiori of 
W:^ *3cTintmi0t roiiti<sai n$6oa4atioij, t^ ba haXd at th^ Prat'-^nasX Cbxh Hqu3% 
,L^.v* Vork Ctty^ Ite? Ior&|.. fron t!t!:i^ S6^ 1945^ to ^loly a^^ 1945# 

AxQtkjs. th0 r^^uolutioii^ adoptoQ by th^ 0jl^t3^ict Convention %ian the 

ljiv;^A^t im-^ty of th^ -xv^^^^ld^^ <sia:35^^. <l40£.ort^ 7jl^/hH <3^7--^534^99} , 



^^tQ:viOft&Ap frainixig CutiSaO^^ v.^i^h 0O4taiua4 tM $<!ill<ErMc t^ti^aotcsi rit?;;clirca-$ 




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■ JrOUflO^L AFFAIRS ol llal^tjh X946i' 
It. i» noted that om mistim ^f C3i<j outliae tfaptioned* "VMt aire t&e 

■ %* 331© ability ta liatS j^jror^e^ solutioaa id .probI<Ssiar oa basia of 

»b* f hava 1%^ <;%^se§% %lm »ith the mss^Sg aboi?© aXl^ tli$ l^bose* 
and d«vi?2;<5f^ ability to learo iWoM tb^ia* 

«a»' to l^im iiotr t© tiofk ita ^ colleatiW canaoy* 

««^. reaning of Sf *i2Jn*s statejtant tbat *flie cojubiaatioa of the t.iat 

esesnes of UnUim ia Party tvork**" (i'araishcd 7/2;5/4% lO0-5W-35'?3) ; 

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m 0mu^T^ 13y I%7^ tl^e tof oycjpnt yi^e^lved. a s^l^ao^rraified l£?af let f ron 
th® Bistyiet lieadqtiaieter^ tjf the Cosiayaist l%vt^ ia Fittsbui^, i;<bicb had hoati 
issfaad bj th«? Edu^atloaaS, Ue^rtri0at-of t[;e eo.tmyjxist ^a-s«tr <sf i:$titos?a 1 ean^l-vania* 

Sai«J lesfXot set mi the follgsiag! 

»mm:C^^^m,m 'Um .j-ear 19ft7 narks tt;^ 100th Armi-vorsarsr ot Jiaj^sisr:* l.e ean bsst 
eelobmtd this aaniversarjr b;? aerldaaSy' applying <jw?selves to th^' taslt of nast&yiag 
llirzitar-Ifiainipa* m iearfj-casi^® all-^y^ay TOwd progj?an has beeiv outiiaad that vOl hslj? 
us aa t?iia sfc» Oa$t f8:*t3ir« <if this ¥^o{^m ■will |>ft aonthS^ fofuns^ thai' Trill d^al «ith 
vai?iou§ aspfebts of ^Tsd:mi4^ej^jaXm and thsit* ^p|>licatiQJi to the probtL©as of to<3a7* 
"Mb KOath% fosuTj, cosasnoratics i&«> ann^yoysaiisr of I-eainta death, %t$X% deal spsc^ ' 
if icaX^ viith ,sok.« of the coatJ?ibutioa9 that tenin laade in ^arthar <S<sv.olo3?ing: the 
seiQHQ^ of r4r3s|;Sa ah* the!)? yeiatibii to prsssnt-^JJajr tos?3Lca and the taska of the 
Fa3?ty4. . ■ ■ 

*»J?i?oa th3ca lo^ias \;?^ hopcf tb acoc.-3pli«h P.m thiarjg. -* to <J?'e|J^ oar thsoyotical 
uacLoratanaiag a&d to appljr thio ■miaGUotaadSsg eoncrotely to tba problcaa a^d »tra^.|l« 
5a o^ CQx."uaity o^ ©hop^' ^'i^oca f ortasJ Trail ba coat fr«itfai if theg- arij uasd ao ^ 





MsiS fo^ ^l.iab discti^sipU0'# X:^ ptopo^M that ali clubs wts^ke ^wxy effort tp organise 
their club dS^cus^ions^ na liat^r thaia. th^ Jast ife?cek in Jantwr^^ Xf s^^our clul? -desired 
^ speaker^f th$^ Muca^tional Bepa^eti^&efc 'Wiil b^ gl^d to proisride Kune^ 

^fhis bri0# outline ha? a ver^ limited ;fuBiotiipn*^ Itj^ mJuct pttfpoee i^g t0 stinn^te 
thinkiiig ^n the xmsot questions to fee di^cuss^d at the fonm t>n0mmw i9tfejr ^S^ 
to provide Jti^oisoM :r€^ading r^t^rial. in prepai^ing both for th0 fortin and club; dis-- 
fiuai^iona.r*^ : " 

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LMt are the ftain j?^atu5;*es. of the t^t^st^Jienisietf amly^ie of ^pe^ali^m? 

Bon do they* apply to %hk v^orld of tbda^? 

IfeiT doeB K&^igm?*Leniniss e^aluat^ the? roi^ o;? th^ trade mipna •^ their 

3ispoi'tancf .»-- th^t* lijsiitationq? 

Uhat i^ th^. theoi^y of spont^oiigj^ against tMofe I.enin stiuggiod? Hoti dooa 

thi^ th^o^ axpraas itsfelf on 4n Merioan .tsoen^e^? TJf^t J,^$niat prinoiploa 

ostt BV& m to^ ^^tmggl^ agailia^ .thi^ i^^^: theory^ 

flop doos m U&t5d.st^|.eninist Party approacbi tha if ori^iation of alliandesi and 

aoa3Litiotis? 

latat io the. Ma^xist^Iienlni^t ooncept of the B^i'uggle for Soeitalisa.? 

Bot? does a I!a»?d:si-*tenini?5t l^ayty ^intaSn its independ^^nc^ and play m 

indqfpeiident v&l^ in a. ao^Htion;? 

V.liat oan each olub leayi^ £^Wl Uaimsii^ianinism to improve th^ t^cofk of ihe club? 

;*liat is the Si^ifi<iano0' of the lOQth >faml^.es*sary ^f Txiiriisa ns cOmpai?Qd rith 

oth^r Hooidl phildeophi^at 

v;hc^t in the Uayxjgt'^I^nlnigt concept of the role of the eoBauni^t Party?^* 



"tenia on fkm Struggle for Sentiiae ?oiltics(X OonsdipTiSness 

Mp^T±diMm -^ Lsnin. «< tShaptem 7^ S, % 10 
irhat is to fee Uen0? >^.« Eenin= -«*. Chapter 3 

Foundations qf ieninisa -** Staiia -^ Cbapt^r S*" 
(Faraished iftlmi 6'?*2584^394) 

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A ffcoetii^: i?t the |>isti*ict Qoanixi>iee of the Coaaaunist iai^ty of Ues^tera . 
Fennsyl-vaaia was held on Ju2^ 12, iW# at •|lie 0aEa$giei Fi^se libuaiy <?!' Ailejgheijy 





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Federal and Sast OMg^ Sti?eeta^ P|,ttsburgh^ ?eipi^lvarjia» 

Hatioual CoMittee of the aQmsnonis'^ Pa*i^;jr ir*S«A*) d^liv<?^^d a i^ejpor^ ^tt tfte Intier- 
natipnal ;Gitiation^ during the couraQ of v;hich l^e seated that tls^ £^j?Shall'!=*iah 
\mB ^ jart of the imperialistic oxpansioniofe policy of the United State3# r3;SH , 
. 0aphasi5S€sd that it ^a^, the jQb 0f the 0oi:^unist P^rty to t^ach th0 Meridian people 
that. Anoxdcan mm^ol^- capital i^an their ^aep^y and that X% v;a$ i^orldxig for a third 
vVotld i:ar» CEfeport^ ?/l2^13/4?5 67-^25S4-465>^66) 



^ Dist3?icti 0{aiv#ntiQa o^ tbe Ooamiini.&* l*arfcy of Western Per^ylvania. ' 
Ttstn hsI4 St the Music Kail of tM €arnegi6 f xfe^f- J^rasy of AXif^eny^s, Federal aad 
East Ohio Streets, Pittabutgh* |»6imsylv^i&^ on J«|y 9'^i3ij» 1948^ Appro3iioate3y 
106 ailfidiai d€tlegate$ and 29 visitors ts^ye prigseni at this Gohvention.- 

Daring the mojTOii^ seasioii of thfe Ooinfentioa on Jaly llj X9^i8> H^IET 
VaIJISTCIS 'Cr-enib^r of t!je llationai SkJayd of th^ Cpnaavinilst P«Ytjr, If... S^L*.) spoke 
regardicg. the interjoational lina of i^ie PaHjr* He referred' to the Sotiet ITnioa 
as th^e^ coimtry r.p^JsSjag for jseace^ and tlie Unltied States, Sreat Britain and Fajance 
as iiaporialist. poweya who wanted wai?, •.lIKSfOH said the Party asist i.o3?k for th^ 
nnification of Oerfflany, and that th# amperialistitj powers laust- he thnist oat of 
Qerinany* (Seport* l/ll/mi ^$7*2534^689) 

. -3- 

Oh th« evening of October %, 3.94^^ a 0o2!mQiiist Party asetSJig to prot^sst 
the^a3?rasti of the tviSive Ifetionai Board laes&ers i&f the .<k>{53ftnist Paity^,, ^^Bmh^, 
ivas held ut the A. Leo Weil Schoolj^ Centos? and S^hej StraetSjE Pittohargh, Pa^.^^ 
with approximateJiy ^50 people in aiti^ndfein^e^ 

IISiEt y^JSTaf, OA^ of the nastional CoKpihist Payty leadersf under 
indictiaent^ deli-vered the pjfiapipal addyess »ith re^jard to the international 
sitijatioa* tie stated that the tJ* 3* ai:e lift over Se^lin^ Gercsany^ ?;as not a 
humanitoa-iaa iindertak4ngj» hut a prepai^aticSK Id}? m atom bomt) attack on eastern 
iuropean countries*. H** continued that luillions of li*ea I'soRld b# lo$t ins an 
atom -war and for that i?easci% he opposed tlie bi*paa?tisan: is&t policy of the U, S^ 
V/lH3TCn eonoiuded that hfe personally tioald hot support aueh a itar if it jsepce 
started by the bi-partisans and the i:all Street bankers* (Bepo^t, XO/yiSi 
^S7-2§34^731)., 



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Ca riajr 3i> 194l«, a meeting 6:^ the Biptrlet Ooaraanist Folltleal A3$o- 
•cHatioa, Eoaird and Olufe ieadeta was held i$t th§ Comsajnist l^olitleaX Associatioa 
fieadgtiai-tsrs, 426 Bakesj&ai Buildingj At? Sjfant Street;^ Pittsfeoreh, f emS2rXi?a»ia* 

ISX 2:01iaiS ilSISS deciafed th^ij ^ven though the lutetta^tionsle had been 
dtssol'vedj^. it did not mean tfiat the hn^tXcan cosCTycists had given up the right 
to (liseusi? their jpplicties Tdth 'COiairnxnists in other conntries* ',3iBS stat^ti^ 'i:e 
have the yigbt to critiQiae the coraavjoaistg in mx^ isounti'^- i$ ite' d<> not agre^ -sath 
their policdes, ^uai a& 0IICLQ3 Criticised us-, ;7e ^^re still fighting f 02* world 
sooialigiij,, 13ie struggle itill contimi$«4 {B&poTty 5/i3/45j 67'-2524-3£^). 

/. nesting of the East Sad 0oEig?aftiGt Political Association Gltib naa 
held on Jtme 4> 1945 4t the Bitss Hot0l, 214 iSouth Eeatty Street, J-ittflhurnh,. 
Pennsylvania*, 

2!.3Zm^n Qimm n,im (then a Eieahcr of the iJational Bo:ird and IJational 
Co!?aitte0 of tfre CoiEntjnist Tolitieal Associsition) t:as the principal speaker at the 
ffiectingj, Lha asserted that the Joropeon coajjades ttsr* ^ttstiii3d in criticijsing th^ 
policies of the i^asripan oojnaunists and in f esling that the ikiorican eccpuaiots 
tsere haiiiraring thsa in th^lr fight for sociali^si by th© stand they (the /.aerioan 
ConiriiniGts) had tak€«* (Report, i/5/k^;. 67»25S4^0) 

** .3 '~ 

A conf erenqe of leading IM^striGt j^tinctionaries of the fio.-ammist |!arty ^sas 
held at the Knights of JFythiasI Hall^ 708 Arch Street, Fittsj>ur0h^ lennoylvania^ on 
January 13.^ 1946, 

BiiTTt GAlIilSS!!? (then Assistant Osrganisational Secretaiy of the tJoamunist 
tai?ty^ Q#,S»A.) reported that the coiarades in France^ ihst^xxA^ ^fusoslavia and 
Eussia ia&v& wondering' hot? the Gocmunist Parti? of the United States t:as reco"wet3ng. 
ftota. its r®3?iod of revision* She stated that the comrades an theses countries 
\v0re snxious to knov; if the I'ar%- ^cnld gror; to cset the rise of dssriean Inpsri- 
alisja* (naport, 1/13/463 S^fQ^'^X^B^ 



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.•^It'Oiit* ii*. FC«*7.:^il ti0llm«ed %h^ p3?ineS.j:al addysas, duHftg t;hich im stated 
that tha itesyiooa Ooaatsniota^ i^s% Sob feas to ^in the war or lESI^ mA %h0 
FfiOcist^ wouia be doin^ ouf jpost s:ar planainsu lie adtSed,, feoticvc-pj^ tliat Corisviiiisto 
moxm mt totm% that thSfla? y^aX Ucht «as to bj*iK0 sosiaUea to this ooimtiy*. 

FOsSEE alfitt laeiiticii^a that iiSUSf toad praisoa this^eowt^ \±m ^e said 
aia - - - ■ - - . -^ - - ». -- ^-^ ..__,__^-. 

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Cii ..Ju&e 22, 3.^45, a rv^ia^ of th^ Ea«t iSad ao.':;£«Jiist rolit£<sai Ascaci* 
aticft €Itib xias keU at the Croatian Fjeatornai Qlyb^ k%5 BatXoj? street, fittsburcbi. 

BOLtt tJAlHOK .Cth<3tt r resident of tM East Snd a3Ai& and ceinbor o? tJse 
Cc:-xmS,st Folitiusi Assoeicitioa Cxat^j^ittt OoEimtttce),;* to ^ecuocinit the i:atf tdtli 
^^-5% statea that tfeo fcsrieon 0o:3auiii3,sts cust votlt ta tjja the" t.ar as ''■ce i2ast 
|-.s?otCBt the fatiiierland^,, 0:,\VX1 addad ttet the United Ctatss :-ust defeat ^apao 
CO thai tharo t:o«ld not bcj s eo^'Iitioa 4>f Facoist c-3unti?ica ous^youndlns the 






$.a» liold ^ 1:07 ha 194?^ »^ the- Saimoiji^ F3?as l^^rijs^ ^^ iili^^Jjoo^r, ?ed9i»al and 
;;aiA Chio- Straotfl^ PittoboK^lt^, Fenr.aylV£inia#- ■ ' ■ 

aoBiET irjjisa (thea ^ n^f^laoi? of tfee Corir^anist I'a^ty Hatioaol Cocnttte^):, 
pTinoipal speaker;!, deoiared that tlio»e t;feo wer^ pls^ttinjj a x^-iaeiiomxy t;S3? ViOt^ 
iiomtmg en iittslaftd»j? fluppv>s?t in a r^^r ^u^iiuit tha Soyisjt «n5vt-% ^lit, that oach 
tiould not happSR aa ISiolasd ^^oiAd oupr^rt the. Boiri-ot Vnl^n^ :'li*OE ©dd^ t^t 
ia a r.ar ^cainct EussJa^ «iB, t!i* tH^Q jpooplo is the ^<ofXd tjould supf-ort nuDsisij^ 
ao against the j^eactsLcnaxics plotting the t»tir* <i{oport> w5Mt <>t*-25S4*4a7) 

\*ith resa^rd to publiaii ting feouaea oad fubloj^atiojiJl of tha €cratmiat i^aytj'^ 
U»a*ii*, it is. aoted that i | eo« teatily witlj j^^rerGace t<? a i.c^^phlat e»Uti«d^ 



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" --Kfc Cr^en. Lottor to All llQiibavs of the GosHauaist Tarty"^ Tiliieh ccneems th« 

C^-ri-onist larfej?' prvjso, A m-jy of this jsn^iblot t<a'tj yccoivcd b/ tlie 4nfor::aifit 

at « • :iatitt<; ol {JorBmiiet Tarty Clsife l-'ygsideftts hQliS a.1i likO ':.<jtd Stx'eetj 

I ittcbuygiit, ?caag;?lvania, m Ajrii 7, |,94S» A cops' of ihii? j: j:;pliIoi; v;ns £«j?* 

n4£a^s4 to ih© Ettreau mcior tJ-ito of April 13, 19A3j ir* the case GntitXed, 

"U^. ..?ma.at i'arty,, 0*(i#A» * B3?i<jf j iRtesjiisX Seourity - 0^, (Bureatt ^43Le l00-3'-74)« 

wCiid rM::^hX€>% is incltt^Qd «0 oshibit j^^OS, t'age 3^5* 4n Appcaaix Q (lixMbit»J of 

illiCal ctatue o;S tha OoErsuniat Xarty of the Unitodl Jtates, 



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. AIERICAOATIONAL COiME,,.,. .^^... .,^.,,,™ ..,. 

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OFFICE ilELIORAKDfri - Xli- 

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EROa : H» B. Fletcl^er 

SUBJECT: COl&IOIflST PARTI^. USA - BRIEF 



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The Pittdfeurgh Office 3?ecentl^ advised tha t one o f its key- 
confidential inx'orriiatXus, nanely Llatthe'\'i'^''3vetic (GIIDI J U had 
disclosed his identity as a confaasn^Si^^^fbriikn^ and 
recomuended that his servicers -with the Bureau be discontinued. %•" 
teletjrpe dated January Uy 1949^ the Pittsburgh Office iras requested to 
reviev/ all of the reports submitted by Gvetic to detenaine v/hether he might be 
used effectively as a mtness in this trial. 

A letter dated Januaary 19; 1949> has noar been received from the 
Pittsburgh Office Trhich aets forth in detail the requested information and 
reflects "that CTetie^, through his several years' activity as a leading 
functionary of the Gommuni'st Party> USA^ in the Pittsburgh area> can testify 
to not only several pertinent statements made regarding the revolutionary 
characteristics of the Communist Party;? USA> but also concerning the use by 
the Party of basic Marxist-Leninist literature. 

The Pittsburgh Office has also indicated that Ovetic has agreed to 
testify at this t.rial provided his testnjjiony is accepted as that of an "under-^- . 
cover agent"> %7ho joined the Gominunist Party for the purpose of securing 
intelligence njoformation; rather than that of a "stool pigeon*^ T/ho joined the 
Communist Party believing in its principles and subsequently sold out to the 
Government.^ This is not inconsistent -vrith the true facts inasmuch as Gvetic 
did contact the Bureau i^ February;, 1942^ prior to beoo^uing associated v/ith the 
Communist movement. He indicated at that time that he vrould join; the Party for 
tha pu^cpose of furnishing information to the Pittsburgh Office i. It is to be 
noted that several other informants r/ho "vrill be used as Tritnesses in this case 
state in their pre^-trial testimony that they joined the Goimiunist Party^ tlSA^ in 
order to submit report.s to the FBI* Furthermore-, it is the opinion of the 
Pittsburgh Office that Gvetic r/ould make an intelligent as ivell as an effective 
mtness, although it was pointed out tliat he is a moody individual, subject to 
alternaroing periods of enthusiasm, self-pity, and depression. 

JREOg£?:EHmTIOH : 

In vieiT of the fact that llatthevr Gvetic T/ill possibly make an 
effective tritness in this trial ,^ it is recommended that the Ifer Xorlc Office 
be author iaed to discuss this matter vri-th the United States Attorney, to 
determine TThether he desires to interview; Gvetic in this connection. An ^ 
appropriate teletype to the Kev/ lork and Pittsburgh Offices is attached ,' 
hereto for your approval «., ' ^ -^ ' ^ * 



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■DATE: 3/1 
STRICOaY C. 



ddMMTJHIST PARTY, IJ'^A - BRIEF 
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Desertion and Non-Support Office, Clerk of Allegheny 

Cotmty Optirtt Allegheny County Court House, Diamond, and Grant Sts., Pittsburgh, 
Pa», advised that the records of said office reflected the following with 
^refird to Case No. 857, of 1938, entitled "MAEIsmjVlilEIO versus MTOHEW 0* 
iVGWTlGi^r ^ ^^"'^ — ""^ — ^ 

On July 5, 1938^, MARIE C?Ba?IO filed an inf oriaati'on charging I|A!ETJffiW 
^jiSSSffilO. with non-support of herself and their two children. On July 31^ "^ 
rasa, a hearing in Non-Support was heard hefore Judge LOIS McBHIDB, ;who decreed 
that MAirOgHEyi^^jTBT IO should pay $50»00 per month for the support of his mfe 
and children 'iaSar^at he ^should enter his recognizance in the amount of $1^000* 

On August. 1, 1938, a petition was presented hefore Judge FHANK A. 
PIffiAHSKI setting forth that an agreement had "been reached "between MARIE and 
MATOHBW CVETIC wherehy all monies owed "by MTIHBW OVETIO v;ere cancelled and 
the order made on July 21, 19 S8 was vacated* 

On Jehiruary 28, 1939, a. rule was granted on MATTHEVf OVBOflO to show 
cause why the order made on July 21, 1938 should not "be re-instated, and on 
Mardi 19 ♦ 1939, upon "hearing hefore Judge BENJAMIN LENCPR, it was ordered 
that MATIHEW CVEIIO should pay his wife $55*00 per month and enter his own 
recognizance of $ls000« 

On April 27, 1939, upon hearing hefore Judge SAMUEL McKIM, it was 
shown that a reconciliation had heen effected between MATTHEW OVETIO and his 
wife and the order of March 15, 1939' was suspended* ^ . 

The records contained no further information regarding non-support 
charges hrou^t against M-ATTHM CVETIO by his wife, MAME. GTETIf 

In addition to the above information concerning MATTHeV ^^TIC, 
to be noted that the records of the Cierk of Courts of ^Hegh^^gSSaty, 
County Building, reflect the f ollov;ing; j^ ^^^^^ ^ 



JTt^tELK 
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TO: DIESCTOR, FBI ~3- 2/16/49 

FROMj" SAC,. PITTSBUEGH' - V 

HE: OP, USA-BEIEf SOEIOTLY OOME^MTIAL 

IiraSMAL SECimiTY-C • Av 

(Bureau file 100-3-74). "^^ 

On March 24, 1939, .a^^nformat ion charging aggravated assault and 
taftery was filed Tjy ANHA T&^MBSE before WILLIAI^, TIMMOEfS, Alderman, #20 Carson 
Sti, Pittsburgh, Pa. i charging that on February 18, 1939, at Shaler Township,. 
Allegheny County, Pa., MATTHEW OTETIQ "did unlawfully and maliciously make 
an assault and with force and violence did beat, abuse and wound AHUA^AliSH 
by throwing himself on-her shoulders and violently throwing her to the' floor, 
fracturing the wrist on her right hand. "■ 

Defendant was arrested on the above diarge on March 31, 1939 and 
plead not guilty upon hearing before, the above alderman on the same date» ^ 
He was held for the Court of Quarter Sessions and Oyer and a?erminer of Alle- 
gheny Oouaty uncLer bond of $1,000 which was entered on March 31, 1939* 

On May 11^ 1939, C71TI0 was indicted by the May Sessions of the 1939 
Allegheny County Grand Jury^under True Bill Uo« 466, charging aggravated assault 
and battery* On September 13, 1939, upon motion of the Allegheny^. County 
District Attorney and the prosecutrix, AMA M. BABSH, a npl pros Vas allowed 
by Judge OEGMAS M., :MARSHALL, Allegheny County Court of Quarter Sessions and 
Oyer and Terminer* The nol pros was to be entered and the county was to pay 
the costs of above action on conditipn that OV33TIC make restitution in the 
sum of $346,00, payable at a rate of $20*00 per month, payment to be made through 
the Allegheny .County Probation Office* * 

, - ^ 

I I Assistant Chief, Allegheny County Probation Office, ' ;b7c 

Allegheny Qountr Court House, advised that the records of his. office reflected 
that CVETIO had made full restitution of the above suia of $340*00 as* of January 

17, 1941a 

For the- further information of the U* S. Attorney at New York City 
it is noted that, the records of the Office of the Prothonotary of Allegheny 
County, City-County Building, reflect that in Case Ho* B3358 of October Term, 
1945, and specifically- on January 17', 1946, MARIE D, OVITIC was granted a 
divorce from MATTHM 0. CVBTIC, it being adjudged that the respondent should 
pay costs of $28»80» These costs were paid on January 18, 1946* It is/to be 
noted that the above divorce action was uncontested by MATTHSlf CVITIO and that 
it was granted on the .ground that respondent had. offered such indignities to 
the libellant as to render her condition- intolerable and her life burdensome* 
It Is further noted that the testimony taken at the above divorce action 
indicated that the respondent had called his wife obscene names, refused to 
take her tp any public place, and had allegedly kept compaiay vjrith other women* 



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PEOM: SAO, PITTSBimSI 
BE: OP, .USA-.,BSIEP 

lOTEENAl SEOTEITY-O 
(Bureau file 100-0-74) 



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2/16/49 

STRICTLY COpll-DENTIAIr 



<0 / It is to te further noted that during the course of interviews with^ 

Confidential Inf ormant J I he has advised that the assault and hattery charge 

brotjght'ag'^inst him % AMk lU. EAESH, his sister-in-law, was the res\ilt of 
an argument in h'is home between AMA M» BAHSH and himself concerning monies 
loaned him hy her» 

It is to he further noted that informant alleges that his wife 
had heen an alcoholic during the- entire period -of their marriage and that he 
had not contested her divorce action due to the fact that their marriage 
had "been an unhappy- one from the out set • 







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1^ 152^* r^r.'AFJD 0, wAI-MCS,. S^ooiai /issistapEfe to, tho Attds^ioy dcft^?£a atid itas. to 

I cOopeedto ihslty witlte its** T/AU.A€B« E3 i7as gdidsed that he? shotild laiiSy/os' .ail 
I qiioations in a tyti^ mid. unbiased laaxmot'i hgiVcvor, l!y*i XlSLWMmt^S tot ?s?ars of 
/ his dsactf ^o^itity and he shoijid tis6 tho svsks- of mm Sfit/eU 

it 

I A^ 3.0.r4;5 £j»s,« tho i:fif0Ma.nt rma sccrctij'- .eaco}?tcd to' tho r^ltcd 

; StatSG Cc^rJi House at Me^ fjquaro h^ «t?d of » Buriavt -^ntojaohilo cmd te t?{j3 

} tdicii to tho of.fic6 of tho SpcJoita i^csiot&nt to the Attorney acroral -ivhsrs 

I t!i*^ v:M.mCE hsficfly iates-'viood hto fc tfco pi^esencG of t^^ WilW. ■coi:?c0raian 

I his 8askr:£*o?jlid5 ealslesfeeftt cmd eat?catioa*. llr^ T;fel,|iACE stated ths-B it tJisa 

1 necO00£»^ foi? Mtj to jNjttsm to Voq tSatjyt Tuspa caid KCs^i^stod that th0 iiifss^aat 
\?rit& Gttt tho dotdiila conc©3??iins his ba??!5.«3?&t3nd^ cduoattoft axtd cianlojifsjfit. 



\ 5fe0 etinaary ftirnishsd 1:^' th<3 iwfcsmentj is? a^ foUcrtTos H« T?f,s tiom 

v^ Jfaj»ch 4* 1909i te Pitt0V4J?^j, Pdiingyl-^^&j and h?ig rosidcd at l^lttDtei^h imd 
/ tho sas»&et?ndi?ijf ^Q^ntmitieg. his aiti» Hfc*. Ho attG&icd St* lics>^% p£»5ebiai 

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3Tor Md c-nlo.jr.cnt tho iijfostiant lifted th<j f&llot/lii::^ 

1956 to i33 **■ dlorfj-Si^^ist for the X* w* S05T? Gnnpan^^. 5C0 3^ifc^r^.;/ Areme, 

Tn tho isumar of 1930 for a period of fow months fee v.'art unos^los^od 
<3uo to illnecs^ 

^/30 to 5/31 * n-ployod tr/ th<i rm/;R ^, ?:(EEiill S^ea Agjnc:?^ cellist GcAsral 

t'iotora Patios, 
5/31 tn ia/54.- Fnployed by his fatliar and lifter aelf-ejnploycd opox-atinp: a 

o«?rvico station at Shnlei* IPovmsbip^ J^enm^lvanin, 
1935 - tjnenr^loycd <incl on ToliiS* 

193tt tc 105? •* rr\plt>7ca hy the v;?/* as a m,erk^%ypiQi and ?tdtlatici&n din tfca 

Pcp3.rtr5ont0 of Go'r.0i?cQ, l^abOJ? and JusticOjk. 

f'^r a period of fotirtcisn .^.otifclia ho S7ad (S-splor^^d fey tho rtt^-yftiiDni; 
of Juatlco conduotiftf; a crieo mjrvoy, 

12/37 %o lii/^5 - fc^lo^tjcl by tho tj^tcd States Boparttioiit of tntor gs m 

12/4.^ %a Xl/4fi - rr,r>loyGd ;&£? nrcoc^iti'S'^ gccretury of the Asoriccm Cor^iittce • 

for y:vir>osltm "?dliof s> 
ll/',6 tQ 5/47 - Executive socj^otcit/ of tte Aaoi'icaa Jjlav Con^rssa! of 

5/47 to ll//tO -^ T.1fteri:?loycdj horeves», dttfinn this jperied hs v/orkcd fo:i? tlto 
. lalsor frcsa Oornitteo^ wMch ha i'ientifie'i &". 3 Cor-^tRii^t. 
fz^nt organijaation* 
ll/sn to nKsent ho has been erplvp/ed by the E*. J» 17^,17^11 &f^cncy as cai 



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rv:o(?4tiv0 GorxiittdG neater of tlie Fast End Chxh, l=ltts|jas'-!li» 
tTcnbor of tho IkocutiYO Gor^rdttgo of tlio mtth Side d'ab../' 
Olub organ$sc»r oi tho Iiav.'rcncsviil^ Glub. Ko advised that ho 

'V»,& ijtm d n025bc3? of tMs oXub and is the ©iub oj*-B'T(icoi'* 
tcd^as' of tli0 drnapisRtioB of the Educational Gosiitlica of th© 

tJt^attem I'eimeylvania Dljjtz^efe of tho Corxitinist Partj't 
renbor of the BistJ^iot Gcjsaaitte© <ot the Viestoni ^cmas'a.'vaaift 

Dist:?'ict of the Oorjejanist Party* 
t^Gnhof of ths? Hdrth Bids fJOcrtioft OednlttQO df tho Ueistora 

PefittByivsiJia Bista^ict* 
ifi faXi n^n\>Qv of the ^rationality Cbiaricsioa, T/cstojm t->tnywj'-l*» 

irania Cii^riotj, Coatstmiat Pnrty, t'SA 
A jpjs^icdpatiag itenbor of ^& llotieiaallty Cpstsicsio^ Sorr^S'fiist 

Fsyfcy^. USA 
Secretary of tho Slavio bureau, CownTOijit Party, tj^Ja^ 



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ti^o inforKsnt liotod th© f olloiJiti?, positions h?5ld iu Co-^nict 



^jccstttivo- CorMttco iae;nb3r of the toridan Slav don'ii:^i^n* 
Coei'eta3:5^-':c?«as^rer of tho S22.wi.a3n Connittae for Iftt'VjslaV 

belief. 
J'cE&or of tho ijioiMtlro Corr^it^^c© of Vm Anarieaa Oorrdttc^a 

for thcr FrotO«stion of tho *?orQica Dora* 
Chaiman of £ooal, Ho.-^ 106.^ CCl^h tjiiioa, 
rcnhot df tho txcctitlTo Co~3ittce of tho CiTd.1 Tdi^hta 0oii;-!roa3j 

Sitttibtirsh* 

l^ational towfd ncs^ei* of the 01ovone~fcQrioan IJstiODi^l Co-r-mll* 
JSsiecatiVe Secretary of th& tabor IVasa Co.'*Edttso» 
IKsnbcr of tho XntematioGal T^orhora Order, 
I'iQSibor of t'ho I-art-rehcmdllG' Fratoimal Cejiior# 
rjseeutiTc'Gosrlttoo rasntiDr of tho Pro-cygsslve Farty of T.^ODtorti 

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Spsai:^ Assfctan^ *0 the ilttot»ft«^ Gcnoralj and ^o-tofeher tyhGj' int;cri'&'^n;fcca 

the li^f^rear* <ss>ae6rntng' th<3 iiifopr^r^tion M Md liatcd* tn c.nm?nr tj'0 

fc.-woTt^cnt Crj*vicgj. -h^j i,ms contao-bodi Iby an Arj^^at. oj -the PcSep^ '^fft'ea.'i of 
■Xm'coU:];:*^^!! 3bcI' liitor t/as aslreii t?i leoopoi^ato tfitli tjjo Wt in ffj^jsichin*' 
iftfonaaticn eDncJt-mlxirj Cnrjraftist Gtffei-vlties ana tha aotiidtioo of Co-r-tsmiot 

•«;3'Gfiol'orrocl %'t> $%ar xiovk for tte Tsrt^y* 

attci?.'acd cm^ orjianised caucoti&ml ellipses sponsored by tho Co-ssmiafe 
Fa3*5i|'^sitt'!Q 1946* IJho lriCoi*aan.t ct«5^icjed that ho h-id rsoij horror-.?^. }j:. t/ao 
fG3l3.a;Qa? v/lih th^ roHj-** odttcationsl pf02a?aia tMoIi gtarfcod dimt^ly aftor 
tita Coirtsjijicit FoXitical Association was dissolved In 1945,. Es^ in^'orr^Bt 
^fcatcd that ho had att^adod tbs Oosiiinigt Political Ascuoiatioa^ IJa!?lotjai 
Gcnfarcaco hold in TJor; Tpyir Gity in 1945 ?t0 an olps^t^.-or mid ho rolntcd hov; 
tho polltJico of tho Co-OTnist Partj' h-id psvurtcd to the teaehin«*a ctf "'A^K 
oad LCT:j: iifter tho Oojffiiunio^ Politioal Acsooiation tod been ii&::^dlvcd* 
10 ^oM that ho t;afi f a:3ili4r i?ith tho in0tj*uotioiiis issued b/ tfca Pe:erj;y' to 
hGS?o C'l?idatiioa$l el©o3os start-cd fon* the study of lH^XB't and UTiinJU'' taid 
fe«s m-T foniliai^ -nlth tho F&ttjiB pali<?/ I^ yoadlBifi this Eatc3?it3l cad Cr-o^! 
the; bO0!,:o tMoh T?of o t6 h& tiscd iic ottidy nuldoo* • m idcatifit^d tha baeio 
hoc'ra «oad in this otudy w. hsin^ «>2k?:! Corstjniot tianiffesto^'., »Tm Vlaboty 
of tho C?s.-5?!siiiiat Party of tho Soviet t'niohw^, "Pduadations -of IV^WZD'V*. " 
"Ctato an-i r?iVolution«» by IK!lli: and «rrocilolisn» igr lS!lltf« 

X». rG3po)3OT to th«^ qtiestioii vlvxt xiaa tfe aimraad pttrr-cscj of the 
Cprpijittt Snrty of the trnitod St^tcs^. tha- itiforf-ant cdvieod thst th^'Cm- 
^ttni^ii Pnrfcy vaa to play tho i^ronp^ard roltj in loadinr* tho vortiiva to i -Iilov- 
In^ Sooiclisrt arid it vn^ tho aki of tho Cor-t?;?niat J'arty, KA> to ovCTthro;? 
tiiis •Iv^sromr-eat l:gr tho tiao of forco end Moi^aco cjid to establish n dictr.>* 
torshin t>f tho prolotaslat, me infoynant adrlQcd that ths CcrnimiGt Po^ty 
attcs^-3 t& O'^nqontrntG itft f^.eihcrj ^,mn tha hey and bajsio Iti'Xmtrlco m-l 


















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in the Mstriot of i7e0tern Fsnnaylvenia it has besn theif all to cnneent«»Me 
its r.pV.-K'o ^on^ £ha steal anct nlntn.a feduigtiXios^ Hs adslscd ttet ^wat 
recon&ly GF-i'ft !:i;i.£Dili,, Ms&^idli or|-»aniKor tiS th© ^oistdx^ Fcnngjlvariiaj hrd 
m.'X^ tha at>a!!C--iQ!ife tltat taicsployea Rcsn'^Dra of tho Party -Roro fc2i»i trmo- 

In rasponiSQ *;o tho A^tormyO question tiie infoit^ant atatca '&liat 

Tlsion over aXl dodsiono ana aistioua tdton in tho Coratmist TaHy rdstrlots 
of tlio Corrrmint PcuJty Clubs, Eo stated that ho ImCu- tMs fro-a eyerie:!?!© 
ea orc!r3s?3 ha4 been icctted to hia t0 Ijo iJassea aloriF? to the vccelavxi cluljs*- 
Ilo r/m.?cfl thnt lie tead fca<! se^&edl cor.'ai^oncGD vrf.th QT3 Ey^I. gjtI r-3vincs9 
tl^ Jici '-nc-r; the follmtin,'^ dofcndimtar f^II-SES? frEn?, RItlP.T T»T!',-.''*J.' 
WJr!£' j;., iTiG^m ana tUsr^Ti: m^S* ' Ho ad^?iaed that he had viaitcd t%3 

>5Q ^'>^t c-?)t,'*«tQd T^^r TXTS'-^ 2ir.W: HSXSSrt aad other Coa-xmidt f»:ti'/cjltinapics, 

7 \^o iMfOM33i3t advised tl^at t^o orilj awcatE^ lit? had c-.i^r *^:?-:cricnood t *'^'^*'i' 

/had ocatirrca ^ocatico of hio nsritta dif f i.'Gt3ltie& . He stated t>.nt lxc'"\;r'» il-l^'" 

/aiv^rc^d te Jantaai^-, 194:6, gr^ ho l-s fc^cn called t^n t^co in cm-rh for non-^ H-vCi' 
•| aur?>5iiJ| t'tla ofifiut^rod prior to hie »i.i'.'Drc0, !!© aJna ■otatcd tlti^t ^''} t:£ig ^< 5<=*" 

.^:-"Ctca c»Ei nn a:55a^at end titter;^ rh-T-^o for rriiritdnf* Ria 0la'SO3f-ifi,«lri?/, .vH'-v:" 
iiJiD d-.-siK^cd prior to hiu ^^orco dkao^ Ho cd-dLecd tliat aor^roKi^.^atcly four .-^»;':'>> 
£isrjt-!:p a::o sc-ostto "olippod s:cj a !ricl:%' Firji« tMIo drinl:iti*rj* ifi Httabor-ih ' :' "'"; >i 



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sitd tAoa fe rorciiicd (jon^ciousKsaa hoi t/as'ift the FlttoMirf^i City Jail» to 
WKCi^d.t:^^ IvS irjncdiatcly r/cii rolca'^r-cl and ho further emotion Int? nv-r 'ccen 

td^cn CJ^instortiiaf! thia* . , ■ ' 

T^-:) iwforn^nt g.ild that. thr. Cortamiot nartyx'as uRrit;orc of Mo 
ciaritol dif as^jltio^ aitd iras tOso i^itK^rarc of ttio incident TMsivon?m-=rca 



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hearfe tretabla Qnd ±% •vrac '^nproxinatoly iiMO ym.tQ Inhor that te 4tiinc5-/efci( 
liio Itc^i f.ll-ent to 1)0 a hearfe phobic rfte-r constiltin.-r a psz/cM?--;trif5t 





ComrrdGi .ari-.y '.,es 7a!a;v^rc oiT it, IIo ftsrsho*? ?>'>.dsed that he 'w!*.:: clr.sai- 
fied 1-1 t':'? dr''.ft as 1-1 nnd tvas (Jofcj^od h^causa oi' Jjoina a f^nilj^ ray»» 

it?i ^ttormya stated tliat slrxse thoy had not racoivcd co-^ie:^ of 
tho tofori?ijnt*s reports timt tlae^r did not dmi.m to further qixsntidn* Mri at 
this t.i!r,3 ^r;-! ricjjirod an interviov* with hi n at a later date after they had 



hsd tm or-nortiwity to revlev; his reports. [ 



]p]5lvately adyieod 



it Y:,?n Mg opinion that the informnt v.cvld rrialce a »;cod Govornncnt tritBO'-a. 

They rc4iiCw-tC"i Uat all oshibits furr^ishcd b^ the isiforsnpjit be sutT'ificd 
for t*r.i.!i t© ri->v!.cv» cr^l also all Ms re^rcrtr, since April 1^ 194-5, bo aul:- 
Kittcv, >*%:. ri&tsl-ar,~:h Office by rsfer-snced teli^t^'pfe »'as requos-i-sd to 
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on Pobr^irn- Ti.^ 39/+9.^ and Ti^.-j rohc^blcd to arrive in Pit^sbar^i at tJ.I f iJi- n,n, 
that Mr^t» 

C'^dition tc> tt? r-?"orto sr.'' c-:*il-.lljr M'^.-r.-^-ve^t to tnviX l/K'iil^ i-in- rv^b- 
Tiittcd t«> tflv of fie-:, thoy g1s» dcF l.r<-r^, tirau tho infor.-'ant'a Oolr)cfeiT-"'' Gr'rvico 
rcfi-^rd b:-' d;-c'::-:i and ?>! infrrr.-ticji c?«tnincd thoroin bo rowHei, -Iho 
IMtGt' T/batGn Afctorsioyc ."^irthar d<5ni..-rd t^nt nlie "^ijurt records- c-^nG*»min'' tho 
i«forr.?nt'r r-^'-a'ar.pc-r': ^har.-tcc bs rhooltcd so ?>.i to vtivifv th$ in^'-s-fr.^'-iirn 
and to c.T-;!jrl« *--hc CT^r-ict? details* 






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(Bureou Pile iO0-&.74) 

Retol ITew Tork to PtttslDwgh, 2/14/ 49« advising that the XT, 3, 
AUorno^IfdW York Gity, K.T, , tlesirca that the Seledtire Service rQcojrd of 
h© checkea an4 all iaforwation c-mtHincd therein; ohtainod. 



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<^ For t&e information of the Philadelphia -Off io^. 01©I | |is Jl^S^H'ly/ 

CiOV^mGiu ^ho was a rogistrant of ^lls^enjr County locjd Droft Board 'iJlSr'"'"^ 
tlunTcipal Eulldtng, 1-Iillvale, pa,, during World W-^r II. C7B5?JC, "bora 3/4/09,: 
roaided at 919 Butler 3t.., SSO Sr^ah 3fc., cittd 904 Saxonhurg mvd*,, all Tltna. 
P^xm during the period of his rngistration x/ith tocal Board #13. 

It lo roq.uootea thnt the PhiladQlphia Office iraaediately socuro all 
inforraation in OTIilXO's SolectiVfj Service fil« in MochnniciSbarg, Pfi. * rmS, 
furnish scoe to the IIoW Torfe 0ffiQ6* air mail, special d©liv43ryt, 



cc: Ilew Torlc (i^l3B) 

Philadolphia (2) (AiKB) 

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~ BY HIS WE*. USA '0'E$iRES THAt CO0Hf SEaORM BE CHECKED." TO VERIFT Tlfl.0 
» TO OBTAIN aOI-IPLETE mfkth$-^ ' Pit TSBURm REaOHSTED' 10 EXPE&lTE 
FOREGOlSG REQUiiStS MB SUStaT IWO' MR Ml SPECIAL DiatERY^ ■ / 

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TOMT BY SPk ASSTS* tO AG 

mnn* iwomum QUEsxioijEn as to backgrouiidj EDUcAxiQWi,. eipiqymeit 

A!ID EIJTPxAJJCE IfiTO CP.« INFORiIAHT ALSO aUEStlOHED AS TO POSItiOUS mid 
m PARTY. IHEOHiJAflT ADVISED THAT' HE HAD" ATTENDED m ORGANIZED EDUCA- 
TIQl^Ai CLASSES SPOIISORED BY TI^E PARTY SIUC.E fllWEtEEri FORTYSIX^ nO\h 
E^ER,j- HE tJAS FAHILIAR UITH THE PARTY EDUCATIOIIAl, PROGRAM SXICE THE DXS- 

sQ^iiaTioiJ Of THE cm 'in immmi fortyfi?e. iriFORimrJX ibeijtifxed the 

msU. r;OOI(S USED by GP lU its- EDUCATlOfJAi PROGRAM AtlD STATED THAT THE 
Am OF THE CP^ USA UAS TO •OVERTHROW THIS ^OVERilMHIt BY THE USE OF 
FORCE AtJD ViOLENCE AUD TO ESTABLISH THE DICTATORSHiP OF TtlE PROLETARI- 
AT* THE, SIFOBHAIJT RElATE'D UOM THE C'P COUCnmATES ITS MEMBERS IN KEY 
II^DUSTBY, llJFORHAriT, STATED THAT THE. MATIO^JAjiJ -HEADQUARTERS OF THE CVy 
mtp- HAS ABSOLUTE SUPERVISIOil OVER D'ECIStOyS A?]D ACTIOfiS m THE 
DISTRICTS .AKD'CLUDS* »QHl-lAnT STATED, HE ATTE!1DED THE :MATIOyAL' CPA 

aoiisrutxosr'iij rjinETEEa fqrtyfive at, the time opa dissolved as aii 

OI-SERVER* , XIIFORvIAilT HAS HAD GOfJEEREUGE CTTK GUS ■ HALL AK'D 7dlOV$ 



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•ipom Hi^?i;" rio?r aeri^ed^^ ■ f.-rtomiEYS mm mmii to iotehvie^ m m m^ 

, Xkllim STABD THEf i^^TO inTEH\?l£u lifORMT'At. A LATER DATE- AFTER 
tpAmt m AtJ 0?POETO«m to REVIEI-; his REPom* ATT-Y' STATED ' 

. THAT it'mimmxmi nmrnmr told hake a good Gorai'^NT ifnnEss*' 

• • ATraEHEYE' EEWSTED Trt" Alt EXHIBITS JUErUSto BY iriFORimuT BE ■ 
SUBMITTED TO THIS OFFIOE AtlD AU REPORTS S WE APRll m^~ mWttim 
tmtttm'UtmiSt BE-SiJEuITTED* IHFORUAriT DEPARTED WYC TODAY^ 
.THREE TnEllTYnfE PH^'FlA PEMJSYtoMJA Um.U% ARRlVplG HTTSDURGH^, 
tmm FIFTY FIVE Pil tOlJIGHT^' 0HEC1C RESOLTItlG FROH 50BP0EUA tJILLEE 

. FORmRDE& Ta PltTSEUEGH TO REIMBURSE C0l4F|DEnTIAl lrtFdRt#l]T FUflD. 

. PITTSBURGH \nVL .SHBilIT IIBEDlATElY TO ^Y AIL EXHIBITS FUPJISHED BY llJ^ 

. FORriAlIT ADD AlL REPORTS SftCE- APRIL Oit,. tHi5lETSEf'l =FORTYF|VE* 

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0P> USA-^BRIEF^ ISCi.;- R|:B.lJT|!i. JAN* tmmt SIX LAS-t m'TftOKIZlNG Mfl'T YOBK" 
TO- DISGUSS aOj^tEi^tS w m^rsBURGH 



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I I AS" PROSPECTIVE I-JIW^S IN PR£g» CP. Tapl^ H^A^ UPON BEt&lG:' ADVISE ' 

OF COMtEHTS OF AFOREMENiTIOMEi) "XtU .AMD Ltt:^. AD^VlSEB' t-tE DOES BESiRE TO^ 
INTERVIEW INFORHAf'^To- ' PITTSBURGH OFFIOE, SHOliLB MtDWEiY 0OBTACT THIS 
IKFORilANT AMD ASCEittAjf^ WitEN HE' WJXL BE AVAHABLE FOR JNTERVJElJ tITH ^ 

• THE USA IN m-: It SM0ULD BE IMPRESSED UPON THE INFORMANT THAT TlWi U f 
Of THE ESSENCE km THIS INTERVIEW SHOULD tktt PtACE AS saOM AS POSSIBLE;^ "^ ' 

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USA REQUESTS THAT EVEfeY EFFORT BE MADE TO UAM mmmkUX paOaEED TO . 
NYC it€1E|5iATELY« .INFORMANT UPQW ARRIVAL IN MC SHOULD COMTACT TELE-^ 
■PliOtifl.CAtLY Si. -JOHN WACKSj. ^T EB| TELEPHOME MOTOR twO ■pAsir iMtt 
FIVE ONE FIVE FOR II'ISTRUCTIONS RE IKTERVJEW* AN AGENT OF tHE MYO 
t'JjLt BE PRESENT WILE IWOEHANT tS. BEli^a INtEliVtEtiFED BY USA-* BEOAUSE 
OF THE TIME EL«NT AiRPLANE FAGIHTIES. SHOULD- BE UTILIZED IF 
JNEaRMABT Is: NOT OPPOSED TO THIS MODE OF TRAtSPORTATlOfl AND IF . 
INFORMANT IS ASSISTED Ih} .HAKiHe RESERVATiONS IT ShMld BE HANDLED. ON 
A HOST DISCREET AND ' ' , B^/ 1 1^=^^3411^^. " 

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mnm office ^houIb make tKi, MircEss^RY TO/vtJCiii ahbahgemekis" for 

SiJB.P0E^3t OPlpK F JOtiXiWS' NAME Mn A- VDtlCHER yjEi* Sf WPM VP FROM THi^ 

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THERfFEOHe fGR S^GHHilTY Rf At0N0 It IS IM^A^ni/E WAf f«E iNFORt^AHt 
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Dr. JOHN Ay4j 
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a patle^^itrftff^is office; 
and couid definitely st 
or illness v;hich would 

MALCOIM continued that in 1933 C7ETIC had been the victim of a firmJty 
:fixed "anxiety neurosis" TJeing unjustif ia*bly convinced that he suffered from ^ 
■heart disease. This anxiety or "heart phohia" had no basis in fact, although f 
. at the time, OVETIO did evidence some heart palpitation*- /After some treatment] 
CVETIC v;as convinced that he did not actually have heart trouble and his neurofis- 
^ . v;as definitely improved. During the intervening years, CYETIC has at periods • 
varying from six months to two years returned to Dr» MALCOIiM for physical 
check up and further reassurance that his heart is actually soundp 

Dr» MALGOIM re-iterated, however, that O^TIG^s periodic visits 
to his office should not be construed as being unusual^ since the latter 
merely sought reassurance with regard to re^rring doubts about his heart» 
Dr» MLCOIM emphasized, in conclusion^ tha^^BflT^^ absolutely sound mentally* 

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Meeting not knotm at thiss tioa^* She fat-ore role of the ASQ in th© peace 
offensive 1d.ll be discussed^ It is Ijelieved th?it coverage df this 
meeting is deairablo and neoeesary 3?or pi?opor i^veetigation of thia case* 
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tStich invitation if pos sible » Httsbiorgh tdH awertoin -what e;x:pendiiure0 
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for i n to attend thie neeting I0 reqtteated* 

TIhj Jlttebm^gh Office is requested to handle thid ir^tter as 
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Relet Pittsburgh to Bureau dated March 2, 19li.9^ in the cas| 
"COMMUNIST PAKPY, USA - BRIEF^ INTERNAL SECURITY - ff^ (Bureau File 100-H%]pf^- 
reflecting that Dr. JOHN Aj»-M&LeOLMr PsyShiSt^i Floor, Physici|irtui^din^ 

121 University Place> Pittlburgh, Pa», had advised that captioned informant was 
mentally sound and had no condition or illness Which would affect his credibility. 




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During the cou^s.e -.pf^*rBhe*:inter*-^ew^Wit%**Dr, MIjCOEMj,, j^lie latter*"" 
mentioned that he- haid once questioned CVEffIC regarcJing local newspaper accounts 
which indicated that GVETIG was connected v/ith the Communist. Party or Communist 
Party Front organizations 5 that CVETIC had said MALCOLM should not worry about 
such .articles .since he (CVETIC) was on the Government's side. MALCOLM added t; 
he had not questioned CVETIC further in this regard. 






It is noted that although the above would probably constitute a 
confidential communication between physician and patient, it might also be 
interpreted as another occasion on Tvhidh informant has disclosed his relationship 
with this Bureau to an unauthorized person. 




The above is submitted for the Bureau's information, it being noted 
that Pittsburgh letter to the Bureau dated December 23., 19hQ^ regarding this 
informant recommended his discontinuance. 



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Uniteb States .department of' f usitice 

^a!St)infiton,3B;C. 

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eJjeral pureau ot Snbegtigattt 

?initeb ^tatesi department ot f ttsJttee 

^aisfjington, 3i. C 

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NOTICE: THIS RECORD IS FURNISHED FOR OFFICIAL US,E ONLY 



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A dhecfc of tte Identification Diyision of t^ha Bureau has resulted 
in the location of a record of thi^ infqnsant under FBI number 3607985 and, 
is set forth beloF/t 



Gontf ihutor of 
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3t* G^ S^ Com*. 
Harrisburg, Pa* 



Name and 




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Br* B, S» Sanders. 
1310 Dept. of 
iTuatice^ V/ash*j> D^C^. 



Matthew C* -CTetie Appliqajab. 

6-24.^36 



The f pllpwins Is the description of this individual 
appeari-ns on print #H-30;S5>- St* 0, S* ConM., Harrisbirrg,- 

poior^' V/hite'3 sex> ma^ei, datte of birth^ 3--4^09j 
height J,-. 5- faet - 41- inchesj tj'eight, 136 pounds; 
- hair^^ bronrai ey^s, blue^j: cojfiplexLpn^. med^j build^. 
aver^gei birthplace^ Pittsburgh,; Pa»^j' reaidence^, 
Saxonburg BlYd.^3^ Glexi^haw) scars and inarkSj Iqft^ 
hand 3rd khuclcle ring finder knife scar*^ 

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Tiewlet dated May IS; I;v;j^ coricezning the. continuance of this 
infoiiaant. 

It mill be recalled that not only has Cvetic been considered for 
discpntinuance by yom* office and the Seat of Goyenment, but he, himself,, 
has shoM a reluctance to continue in a confidential capacity, Cvetic has been 
intervieTred several tiiaeff in connection idth the current CP trial and he may 
be of value to the case bef6re the trial is Qver» jn the leantime he is still 
in a position to furnish valuable assistance and authority is given to continue 
• payment to. him at the rate of 165 p^r week, plus $20 per ir^ek for expenses, 
effective .June 1;, 1949, for an additional period of three months. :d |' 



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ReBulet, II--22-I48, which authorized payment to the above irifbrmant^^^^' c-* -- 
of $65 per week plus $20 per week for expenses for a period of six^-^- ^-^^ ^*^— . 
months, effective December 1, 19kQi Pittsburgh letter to the BurelK^/^ Go^^y-- 

12-23-ii8, which recommended jiiscontinuance of GVETIC as. a confidefitial- 

national defense infoimantj and Butel, l-5-i49j advising that 
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witness in the trial against the CP leaders at New York City, New York* 

1 Informant has stated that he would be a cooperative witness at the 
above trial, and he is currently being considered by the U« S. 
Attorney at New York City as a possible witness* He was intervi ewed 
by the U* S* Attorney^ s Office at New York City o n Februaiy 11,. 19h9y 
and vas again interviewed by Assistant to the Attorney General LAIRENCE 
BAILEY at Pittsburgh, Pa., on Ma y 6, 7, and 9r ^9h 9* Throughout the 
period of these interview:s JTifnrmant has b een nt hat nnApft-raf^TTrg^, and has 

reiterated his desire to testi fy at the GP tr^ial in behalf of the 
Government* > . t"" *"^ "' '' ' "~^ 

Since December 1, 19ii8, informant has continued to subinit almost daily 
reports and exhibits concerning CP and GP front activities and leaders 
in the Pittsbu^h area. He has also submitted complete, reports, 
regarding th^^^fte^th.^ijmversai^ th^ft^Saerican 







Committee for th e^ Protect ioir of ^^^^ at Chic,agQ.,iJllinois, 

fiecember^ll ard 1% I9II8 j an extent iW .Kar ^^^ of th^^^eidan^ ^ 

^American ^ IJ^ati onal^^Cc^^ at- Chicago, Illinois, on January 29"^ 

• 191497 s^d a m eting of th^^^ti^^^_jCpmmtte.e_9f„the_Amerf "- ^ 

Congress ,held "at New York ^City on March 27, 19i49» ^ 

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Pending determination of informant *'S use as a witnes§<a^f the CP tml | 
in. New Yqrk, it is recommended that he be. continued as an informant 
at the rate of 165 per week plus $20 per week for expenses, effective 
June 1, 19k9^ n 

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AHD cross: EJCAIiNATX^!? BgGIlt* ItfPERATIVt TlW 1.HFWAWS BE t\^ fit tOBMi. 
PiTtSDUBlSIt SHOUtB IflM^Df ATEL? COt-JTA'OT Mm hm ARKAN^S ^M HIS AIR TEA?E! 
TO UY*. PItTSBriRdH AfiVlSt TEtltiPMIOALtY f-^lt RESULTS OF COJITACT HTE ^ 
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FOmiAtJT AT AIR TEEHiilAl, FOR IKFO PITTSBURGH OFFICE^ B0REAO HAS :i. 

AUTHORIZED: ACCOI-iPAHiMEWT OF THE IWf ORI#iMT BY THE AGENT tlHO HANDLES ^ 

THIS AUTHORITY BASED ON FACT THAT tNFORllA!JTS EASE • t- 

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abo^'e-mnisd informnt vjho haa b3m considered for diccontinuajice not only by 
yoxir of fico bixt by tho S^at of (5ovc3rte3nt due to his nmirotic mtxire and 
tho- fact that bB ha^ di^cloaed his confidential rojfeitio^ahip with tho Buroau*. 
Until hi^ Vzaluo OS a posaiMo tdtnaqs at tho current <io^^:mxii^t Parl^ trial 
coa^d he dotemljaod^ hts has boon pari^icd as an infoxtrtnt and i0 x'ecoivinc t2;© 
6raD 3^atc of coiiipcnoation aa in tha paa%^ na^o'^^ 065*00 a x:c^lt plu^ 62&»0O 
par M^ok for hia oxpensea^ According to referenced lottcx%. it ia about om 
y^oivsinea th3 inforniant disjclosod hia confidential reJationship rdtth tho 
BuTv^au which oTidently has not reacted unf avo:eably m far as hia activity 
in Corrauniist Party matters Xs concerned, 

!i!ho Biircav appraciatca thd value of thia infoteant»s covorago 
of GpitEnuniat Party and rdlatod activities hnt in vicn of hia personality, 
thoro ia alv/aya a strong possibility that ho viill cause thd Buraau cjcbt^rra^ismont 
in tho future^ His repeated toquaatsr for incrcaa<3d conipenaaticn have made 
hio handlinc by your office a difficult problem and it ia du^ to th^ao 
d6n!^dd that tha Bureau inci^tad npoix itondzcd ^:iq>BrmQ accounts. . 

tt iB noted ^QTX rafoy^nced lottar that th<s inforraant*B axponaca 
arc r^cularly in o>;ccsa of OSQpCO par \f^o}r inhtoh has heon autboricod ^M 
it t;aa your opinion that conaidaratlon bo ^von to hl^ fntura rot^ntion if ho 
ia \7illxnc to pontinuo at tho praaont rate of roztmnQri5iticn^ Jt ia tho opinion 
of xiho jfetir^au that it la only a natter of tfec^ boforo Cvotic v/lll either 
voluntixrily or throu£h uomo of his actiiatios caasc to be of value and it 
mix bo noco^aarsr^ thorofopa,. fpr you to obtain other infon^t govorage 
t?hich is ncr^t provided by him» lou should^ tharofora, cnphaaJso ^pur efforta 
to o:Hpand your proaonl^ inforirant covoz^aco to offaot tb^ dis^bc^t&u^^nca of 
Sv^tic t;hich is bound to occur in tha future.- Du^ to hia jjgrao^iltg and 
oth*3r faotora,. it ia very likely that thia di3cpntinuaa0a ;:^Il;:^o'^q^er 
than e:^:pactod. In tho aciantiEie Cvetio nay b^. pf aoma va3.tx^ to %Se? present 
qoi^nuniat P^ar-fe** trial in IJa-vr Ifork City and thora ia no dp^t tha*^ b^a 
covarac^ or COi-rnunict Party actindtica aa i€ rolat^a to SlSitlfe gro^s ia ' 
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Mr. Neose-^ 
Miss Gaady, 




Remylets to Bureau, 5-7~it8, 8-rii4i8, ll-l^-iiS, 12-23-148 and ^"l8-ii9| 
But el to Pittsburgh, l-^-ii9j and Bulets to Pittsburgh, 6-2"l|8 .and 
6-8-ii.9, the latter advising that although CVETIC had been considered 
for discontinuance by this office and the Seat of Government, he 
might be- of value in connection Tiri.th the current Coramunist^ Party 
trial in New York City and' that in the meantime authority was given 
to continue payment to him at the rate of |65 per week plus |20 per . 
week for his expenses, effective June 1, 19h9:, for an additional 
period of three months* 

It is noted that it has been approximately one. year since captioned 
in dividual disclose d his confidential relationship with this Bureau 
to I \ Assistant Supervisor Of Personnel, Carnegie Illinois 

Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., as set out in relet of December 23, 
19l|8# At that time this office recommended the immediate dis- 
'continuance of GVEHG in view of the fact that he had also disclosed 
his relations with tiiis Bureau to his eldest brother, a girl friend, 
and the latter >s parents in 19ii7 and had been emphatically advised by 
this office in 19ii7 that the* Bureau wouW not countenance any further 
disclosure of his confidential r elationshi p to anyone. However, since 



informant's lapse with .regard to 



in August,. 19I48 and the 




aboveH3ientioned four individuals in 19i47 has apparently had no effect 
on his relations with the local or national CP -offices or the various 
GP front groups with which he is affiliated. nor with regard to his 
value to this Bureau in reporting on the activities of same, this 
letter is submitted for the Bixreau's consideration looking toward the 
possible retention of GVEHC as a confidential informant of this 
office. 

With reference' to informant's activities in the Bureau's Behalf, it is 
pointed out that since Jan-uary 1, 19l49r CVEIIC has submitted typewritten 
reports setting forth the details of the following CP and CP front 
activities in the Pittsburgh area ♦ 

23 meetings of the North Side Section Committee of the CP of Pittsburgh 
9 meetings of the National Groups Commission of the CP'bf Western 

Pennsylvania 
2 meetings of the District Committee of the CP of Western Pennsylvania 

13 miscellaneous CP meetings which have included three meetings of 
. "leading functionaries of the CP of TiTestern Pennsylvania" . ^ 

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9 meetings of the Executive Conmiittee of the ABerican Slav Congress 

of Western Pennsylvarda 
7 meetings of the Civi Rights Congress of Western Pennsylvania 

including a Civil Rights Congress Conference held at Pittsburgh 

on June 26,. 19U9 
2 meetings of the La-varenceville Club of the CP of Pittsburgh, it 

being noted that this club has been relatively inactive for the 

past- six months 
1 meeting, a founding conference, of the Labor Youth League of 

Western Pennsylvania. 

Informant has also submitted a great many miscellaneous reports with 
regard to the activities of SIEVE NEIS0N and BILL ALBERISOW, Chairman 
and Secretary of the CP of Western Pennsylvania respectively. It 
appears that CVETIC has the confidence of these individuals and that 
they advise him of top level CP policy in this district* In addition 
informant submits frequent reports regarding other local CP leaders of 
the American Slav Congress, Civil Rights Congress, Labor Youth League 
of Western Pennsylvania, Union of American Croatians (formerly knovna 
as National Council of Americans of Croatian Descent), Federation of 
American Croatian Women, and the Progressive Party. Recently he has 
submitted limited infoi^mation with regard to. the Polish and Czechoslovak 
Consulate at Pittsburgh. Informant has also aided this office in 
following the activities of such national CP and CP front figures as 
ARNOLD JOHNSON (Chairman of National Groups Commission,- CP-USA), SAM 
MILGRCM (General Director of the International Workers Order), WCLLIM 
PATTERSON (National Executive Secretary of the- Civil Rights Congress) 
LEO KRZYCKI (National President of the American Slav Congress), GEORGE 
PIRINSKY (National Executive Secretary of the American Slav Congress), 
and JOHNMARSALKA (National Vice President of the American Slav Congress) 
on occasions when these individuals have visited Pittsburgh. Informant 
has also been regularly contacted by this office with regard to practically 
all individuals investigated under the Loyalty of Government Employees 
Program and with regard to many individuals investigated under the Atomic 
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It is conceded that he is by far the best national defense informant 
retained by this office and that if his services were discontinued 
the source of much of the information reported by this office with 
regard to the OP and jarticularly with regard to foreign language 
front groups would be necessarily curtailed* 

On a national scale CVETIG has furnished typevn?itten reports setting 
out details of the following acti-vities subsequent to January 1, 19^9: 

2 meetings of the National Board of the Slovenian— -Are^ican National 

Council held at Chicago, Illinois, on January 29 and July 30, 19ii9. 
2 meetings of the National Committee of the American Slav Congress 

held at New York City on March 2? and July 15, 19h9. 
1 meeting of the Slovene Euro of the GP-USA held at Cleveland, Ohio, 

onlay 22, 19ii9. 
1 meeting (coriference) of Divisional Civil Rights Congress Secretaries 

held at Chicago, Illinois, on June h and 5, 19h9* 
The Bill of Rights Conference held at New York City on July 16 and 17, 19ii9. 

It appears that informant is of value to the Chicago and New York Offices, 
offices of origin, in the cases entitled, ^^Communist Infiltration of 
Slovenian— American National Council, aka. Internal Security-G, " and 
American Slav Congress, Internal Security-G, Registration Act," respectively. 
Practically all of the literature emanating i^om the National Offices of 
the two organizations mentioned above is furnished to this office by GVETIC and is 
subsequently forwarded to the Chicago and New York Offices ♦ A review of the 
investigative reports submitted by Chicago a rid New York in the above cases 
indicates that the Chicago Office relys upon ] "l ^ox* practically all of its 
information on the Slovenian— American National Council case and that New 
York reports much of the material submitted by this informant in its American 
Slav Congress- case* 

As the Bureau has been advised in relets from this office, the Pittsburgh 
Office has sought to retain CVETIG because of his conceded value despite 
his neurotic personality and complexes which have posed margr problems for' 
this office. The basis for nearly all of these problems is CVETIG 'S in- 
satiable desire for salary increases, same being caused by his refusal 
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MATTHElf CVETIC, CNDI I I . 

It is noted that the weekly salary and expenses paid inf omiant -by the 
Bureau have been supplemented occasionally by funds paid him by CP 
or CP front groups for part time services rendered by him to such 
groups. Since December 9^ I9I48, CVETIG has also received nominal 
sums from his ostensible employerj the Edward J. Waldman Insurance 
Agency at Pittsburgh in connection with his solicitation of insurance 
for that agency* The principal reason for CVETIC^S securing this position 
at the Waldman Agency was to furnish him with a "cover" for his 
activities in the Bureau's behalfo 

For the Bureau's current information GVETIC continues to reside at the 
William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh where he pays a monthly rental of $10^^ 
and he has stated that he presently has outstanding notes covering 
loans secured by him at local banks which approximate |1200. GVETIC 
has also advised that he is' no longer legally bound to pay $75 per 
month for the, support of his twin -sons by his divorced wife since these ■ 
boys are now eighteen years of age. He has also stated that he expects 
substantial remuneration from his insurance business during the next 
two or three months lAfeich will enable him to pay off some of his present 
debts. 

Informant, unaware of his present status with the Bureau,, has repeatedly- 
requested that his weekly iremuneration be increased to |100 per week, 
his request being based on what he considers his current value to the 
Bureau in the coverage of local and national GP activities ♦ ¥flien 
questioned concerning his plans in the event this sum is not forthcoming, 
GVETIC has stated that unless he could be assured of the above amount 
within some reasonable time he "would be forced to give consideration 
to seeking new employment. " Informant emphasized, however, that his 
statements were not to be considered as "threats to discontinue his 
relationship with the Bureau" and that he did not desire tooease his 
activities in the-Bureau^s behalf unless forced to do so because of 
his personal financial difficulties. 

In this regard it is noted that infonnant has repeatedly made requests 
for increased compensation diiring the past two years on the basis that 
if said requests were not complied with he "would be forced to give 



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Erom.^AC, Pittsburgh 

MA.TTHEW GVETIC, CMDI | | '^'^° 

consideration toward seeking other employment." It is also noted 
that in the' past GVETIC has taken no posi-(;ive action when the 
requested amounts were not forthcpming, 

As an example of informant's changing' attitudes, it is pointed out 
that on December 31, I9I48, GVETIC advised this office that he would refuse 
to file weekly expense accounts after January. 1, 19k?, as required by 
this office and the Bureau. However, on January 7, V^hSp he advised 
that he had reconsidered and that he would continue to submit such 
accounts. It is noted that since that time he has regularly objected 
to filing theseweekly accounts although he has continued to do so to 
date. GVETIC claims that he cannot keep an accurate day to day aqcount 
of his expenses since his security might be endangered if he lost papers 
on which he kept such an account. He has maintained, however, that 
the accounts filed, by him are generally accurate. In the informant's 
behalf it should be pointed out that despite his continual arguments 
for more money and his objections to filing his expense accounts that 
neither the volume of his activities in the CP and its affiliated groups 
nor the quality of his reports has suffered. 

This office realizes that GVETIC «S request for an increase in salary to 
$10 per, week is unreason able especially in view of the Bureau's .current 
^^dge*^^ However, it is~^SEg~thuag U L of L lu b ol 'l' me Uia b- -inasmuch as his 
disclosures of his relationship with this Bureau have not jeopardized 
his value to date that some consideration should be given to his 
possible future retention in the event he is willing to continue at his 
present rate of remuneration. It is felt that in view of informant's 
continued complaints in regard to filing a weekly expense account 
that the Bureau might also consider the possibility of authorizing 
informant to discontinue the submission of these weekly accounts and to 
pay him a weekly compens ation of ^^ per week, especiany ln ^Haw n-r +.v.o 
fact that his weekly expense accounts are submitted regularly in excess 
of #20 per week. "■" -— _, 



The Bureau's observations and advice are requested on the possibilities, 
pf retaining GVETIC ill the future- at a salar y nf p .< po^ ^"^o^. 

Pending a decision in this matter, it is recommended that GVETIC be 
continued as an informant at the rate of |65 per week plus |20 per 
week for expenses, effective September 1, 19h,9* 




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Office M.emoTandum • united states go\|brn^e-N"tI 




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SUBjECTf mTT HBWTO/ET IC 
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DATE: Septep4>^.rr-c^5— 1549- 




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By report dated August 22, 1949 




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informed that the office of the American 
Slav Congress of Yfe stern Pennsylvania presently located at 1005 Berger' 

Building, Pittsburgh, Pa* is to be cl^^d effectiTe August 31, 1949. Q 

stated that the office equipment at th^^umerican Slair Congress will be divided 



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between 1916' Ea st Street, Pittsburgh, Par, the Communist Party and 943 Liberty 
Avenue. I I stated a Post Office boz has been secured in the Hew Post 
Office Building by the Executive Secretary MTTHW CYETIC and the Box Uxomber 
is 1975. 



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By report -dated August 24, 1949, 1 U nformed jfch at on Wednesday afternoon, 

August 24, 1949, at approximately 12 Noon, ^.^PraEW CVETIC, Executive Secretary 
o^he American Slav Con gress met with STEl^^ELSOE .D istrict Chairman, Commimist 
^rty. District 5, Pittsbi;irgh, in the office oi' the Amurxcait iSlav C-dtrg-f^BlST—^^ 
1005 Berger "Building, Pittsburgh, for the purpose of discussing the Siav 
Congress activities. 



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I [ stated that CVETIC asked iJBLSOH v/hat he thought of the idea of having 

a desk and telephone for the Jbnerican Slav Congress at 943 Liberty Avenue, 
Pi-^tsburgh.. According to the report, KBLSOH thought this was a good idea and 
STIC said he would discuss it with MILffi^MOLA to see what he thought about 

^the idea. CVETIC told KELSON he, is arran^ging to have everything moved on / J 

Tuesday nigh|t.by the moving company and that the 'kulti graph machine would be /P^ ^' 
taken to the^HARODNI GIASNIK", 1916 East Street, Pittsburgh. ^ y^4s 



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Mklif LA was excited about something and told- miT^^VETIC he v/as going to. "resent 
it*'. I I stated that the discussion between mMlM. and CVETIC possibly per- 
tained to the fact that the American Slav Congress is planning to move from 
its /resent address in the Berger Building in order to save the |38.00 per 
month rent and further that apparently th e Ameri can Slav Congress intends to 

^' mo^e into ,943 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. | [ stated MA.TT CVETIC told )Ekm3lA 
■pat STEVE lELSQM agreed that the office s of the American Slav Congress should 

ybe moved into 943 Liberty Avenue. [ [ stated that MAMULA opposed the presence 
^ of the American Slav Congress Office, at 943 Liberty Avenue in the event that 
the newspapers would find out about it and then all of the tenants at 943 
Liberty Avenue would suffer as a result of any unfavorable publicity. [^ 



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v;;as somewhat concerned about the possibility of the American Slav Congress 
•moving into the premises at 943 Liberty Avenue as it raised someTi?hat of a 
question ia his mdnd as to whether the presence of th^^^^eri^n^ Slav jC^gre 



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would have any effect on the CP meetings now "being h/lS^'feef^y-^'^ '^ Z — 



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(Bureau file #66-2542) 




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On August 50:^^949 | [ personally advised Special Agent 
that^>^s preparing to move the American Slav Congress 



office dxaring the evening of that day 



On August 31, 1949 1 I 'telephonically advised this office 
that the American .Slav Congress moved into the premises located at 943 
Liberty* Avenue the -previous evening in his absence 'and that the equipment- 
of the American Slav Congress ^oinsists of one desk, one steel cabinet, 
-one typewriter stand and one long table. 

The above is -being furnished as matter of information. 



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Remylet 8/22/49 andBulet 9/1/49. 



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On 9/23/49^, th^ a'bove informant submitted a letter to this office* 
ijhe contents of which are as follot^s (explanatory not^es having, heen added 
in parentheses); 

"In April of 1941 after two or three conversations with B» B^ 
(SA EDWAHD !• BOYLE) of the Pittsburgh office, I volunteered 
mjr services to the govemi^ent of the Halted States in the 
capacity in which I since served approximately eight and one 
half years • 

'"During these eight and one half years I have tried to do my 
work in a way which would insure maximum results with no thought 
to personal sacrifice of time* money and self respect* The 
ahuse and threats heaped upon me never stopped me from trying 
to do a good joh© 

"Because of the nature of the work* it became necessary for me 
to give up my- Oivil Service Status which I enjoyed when 
I stepped into this joh* 

"Now it is "becoming increasingly difficult for me^o continue 
due to the cost of living and the difficulty of securing any 
decent employment in private ihd.ustry which' would supplement 
my eamingsf. Even tho' let, me point out here, that I have "been 
30 dam "busy attending meetings, making the rounds*, and writing 
reports that it is <iuestiona"ble vdiether I could have given much 
time to any private employment* Jor example in the field of work 
I cover* the majority of Sundays, until recently* were taken up 
with one phase or another of the work» 

"Today my work is causing increasing emharrassment to my mother 
and father and to my "brothers and sisters, some of whom are in 
"business and others who work in private industry* As, a joatter 
of fact my family want to publicly disclaim any agreement with 
my political views which of course they believe I hold© -, 

JTHtlLK , 

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From: SAG, Pittsliurgh 
Subject: MA-TT HEW Cirg TIO 
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STEIOTLT C0K2|CTrTIAL 



(Bufile 66-2543) 

"My two sons who are now 18 years of age are put ija a posit ion 
where they are^often asked about their dad and they too can givfe 
no satisfactory explanation for my conduct. It nmst follow that 
they will always he suspect as long as I continue in this, work. 
My sons are now starting out - one is going to the Hary - 'If i^y 
status doesh' t keep him out ^ the other is attending a local 
university. They are often asked is 'so and so' your dad. 

«I w^ ■ff'? "^^I f -P "^^^^ ^^^ office . The man I worked with have 
'^ST^Tfl h^-en hel pful and they always treated me with the utmost 
consideraJLion. 



"However due to the increasing pressure on my family and my om 
personal and financial prohlems' hrou^t a"bout "by the work it now 
hecomes necessary for me to request the office to restore me to 
a decent place in society once agai n and therefore whatever 
steps can he taken - eit her hy giving me an o-PTOortgnity to 
appear at some puglic hearing or in some suen manner where 
can "be puhlicly vind icated. ' — 

«As to how I will conduct ayseif in the future I intend to make use 
of the knowledge acquired to fight against 0. (Communism) as a 
private citizen. 

|«you know I see here an opportunity to really rock the. 0,^» 
'movement not only loc ally hut nationally . s ince I did share gome 
pretty goftd conf idenees _iii L-t]i P mnv ftmeht*. I helieve it would 
have a pret ty demoralUiag gffeeti especially her e where they 
expect aad-'Siist accomplish so much. / 



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"If the office can make some ki nd of a public pBOnouncem ejit 
aad let me go hack into private life i win appreciate it^very 
much. Later if I am ever needed to assist, in anyway I will as 
in the past give m fullest co-operation* The, confidences of 
the offi ce I shall never violate. Sor the methods of works with 
which I ^came acquainted. — , — .^ — r— 

"And in closing, as previously stated, I will do all I can as 
a private citizen to tell the people the real truth about C. 
(Communism) 




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To: Director, EBI 
From: SAC, Pittsbttrgh 
Sub j ec t : Mgg HM OVET IC 



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CNDI 

(Bufile 66r»2542) 



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"P* $,♦ If the office finds a way to release me» I will /be leaving 
this work after 8 and ^ ye^rs witho:ut a real vacation and somewhat 
,in deht* If it wouldn*t he asking too much, I would appreciate 
.some kind of severance remuneration so I can pay up s ome of 
my hack .dehts and tak e perhaps three or fo ur weeks of well 
needed rest»^^ — ' ' ^' ' ' " """^ 



informant orally 



When contacted on 9/23/49 hy SA^ 

advised that at the time of his, divorce from his former wife he had signed 
over his equity in their' jpint home, his wife having threatened she would 
disclose his relationship to this Bureau if he did not do so* When questioned 
further as to this matter, informant added tha;t. he had not disclosed same 
to this office in 1945 or since, since he had thought it^.hest to end his 
marital entanglement with as little controversy and bickering jas possible and 
further, ^because he believed this office would have been unable to take any 
action in the matter. 

It is noted, that at no time has informant definitely indicated, his plans 
for the future in the event his services with this Bureau are, discontinued. 
He has stated, however, that he "expects to continue to utilise his knowledge 
of Communism to combat it#^ It is believed that informant intends to tjy to 
eacploit his eacperiences in the Oommunist movem ent by writing or lecturin g 
concerning same» ^-^— i- 



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Informant stated on 9/23/49 that he ^ould not like to sever his services 
with the Bu reau unless some public disclosure of sam e-COuld be made. He said 
that he wtygid continue as at present ee long as possible on his present sa lary, 
hoping that the Bureau co uld arrgoage an appropriate time and place for phblic 
disclosure of h is activities onJU iaJto3^eau^-s--ibefaalf» 

Informant added that he had no idea of what his future pl§ns might be 
in the event public disclosure of his past services could not be made; that in, 
the latter event, he hoped that this o ffice might be able to make some sort 
of public announcemenJ LJioncerning hto g In view of the futility of the latter 
request of informant, it is the thought of this office that his discontinuance 
would be, simo?3ti*l:gd"for"^oth this office and the Bureau if the informnt were 
used as a witness at the c urrent OP trial in Hew York Oitv or at some similar 
proceedings. 



The contents of the above letter and oral statements of informant are 
being furnished for the Bureau* s consideration* 






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DIRECTOR 



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MATTH.EVh% 
LOCAL CP-S 



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LDL T I INFORMANT COMMITTED" TO BE MEMBER OF 
DiTrn^JOTNGTON, ■ D.C .. OCTOBER 10TH NEXT WHgCH^ 
WILL PARTICIPATE IN PROTEST DEMONSTRATfON OF NATIONAL NON-PARTISA'N. 
COMMITTEE TO DEFEND RIGHTS OF THE TWELVE COMMUNISTS LEADERS. BUREAU 
AUTHORi|.ZATION OF EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY DOLLARS REQUESTED. ^ 



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s^i^i3*igf?%^1^#§^eau, it is suggested that it V 
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IJ^W* K€>urlst dated Septcaiber Z%- 3^1*1?* in ^iiuich ycju adyised 

ttet a latter Jjadi been yoceived ^^roa t^se infoajsiaa'tf in wfcticli to 
<1^ set forth iiis de^ir.© to sever his cOT3:^ation as aa. iiifojaaant bxA 
O5C also- indim-tod that im v.-6uld apipreoa^1;!e sqqs fcind of & pjiblitj 

^ pronouncement oa tiie part of tJie» Bar^jaa* Cvotict also stated that 

' h,B wou34 appreciate jSoixie 3dnd of severance r^pamepatioa to pay up 
back debts i^A take ^eosa ?<ell«-jieed8d rest^. 

At the pr©sex*rtiw3 you are psis^ng. tho iiiforgaaat -at the 
i?ate of $05 P03r isreok whi^h iwas authoasissed ^ Bureatt letter pf 
Septesiber I3, li?Iii?, ^jfjCectl'/s tfiat date for a psricd of six laonths* 
Sine© Cvetio does not dssira to coiitiaue in a oonfidetttial ^sapacity, 
he should be discontinued not lator than t^Q^ph^v 1^ X9kVt ^'Vi^ ^'^ 
should be laade dlear to hisx that no paytq§nt» -eill be aade to hifa 
after that date., 0atil his fcorwlja^tioa, jrou fjhouldjf of couX'sef, 
obtain infbr;3tion ^ioaaaehsurat^ irith the paymeiits v^i^h >'oa nake 
toi^lilm and he should also' be ^vippd that no press relaaac of anjr 
ki^ ydll be laada by tho Bureau rojiarddng him,, The ii::ffpstjant my 
sliffi^ be. told that «hen he is teradJiatedj «o additional pay of my 
kSd can bo madcf -to Ma, 
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^^ v: "4<sco2?dinij to. yefereuced letterj> Cvijtic indicated that he 
isifiiy talca SOS0 steps to' expose- the coJpiuniat I^«rty and it is possible 
ili&t liG .ha» in jaSnd sosis, type of publiijity in tha form of & ueiji©? 
'•6f artioles csy a book, Xou ara requested to ase^^tain frojji Cvetlc 
his f uturQ plans and in the ©scent m^ iuq.uiries ^3 r^c^ived by 
your office in regayd to Cvetic, no coisaest should b4,,t3ade aud Vsm 
2U3?eau advised* ;.! 



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TO : H. B. FLETPHERlplfi 

"FROM : 
SUBJECT: IvIdT^ 

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■DATE: October 5, 1949 



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Mr. Nease 

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Gvetic, i/?ho has been ah informant for the Pittsburgh 
Division since 1941^ has submitted a letter to the Pittsburgh Of^^ 
indicating a desire to cease his undercover activity and at the same 
time :wishes some kind of a release to the public by the Bureau to 
counteract the stigma Triaich has become attached to his^ naja^^p^a^^ccount 
of his Communist activity. ALL INFOR WJON^Ca 

HEREi 
DETAILS; DATE' 




Lcnea to nxs^ name.ppae^ccoun*G 
^FORMATiONCONmMS^ ' ., 



Cvetic^'s possibilities were first brought to the attention 
of the Bureau in a letter of Eebruazy 26^ 19^^ by the Pittsburgh 
Division ia which Pittsbujrgh' stated that Cvetic, an employee of the 
Pittsburgh Division of the Uo S» Employment .Service which vras alleged 
to be infiltrated by Communists^ Y;as of great assistance to the 
Pittsburgh Division and at that 'time was being recruited into the 
Communist Party* Subsequently^ Cvetic left- his job and after being 
recruited into the^ Communist Tarty -was placed on the Bureau pay roll 
at the rate of $15«00 per week ±a Feburary^ 1943* Since that time he 
has been extremely active and has become er>.close friend of Steve Nelson* 

i| ' Within the -past tv/o or three years Cvetic has become more 
jldemandiag^ and has shov/n dissatisfaction vriLth his rate of compensation. 
1'The PittslDurgh Office tried to have Cvetic live vdthin his income, from 
the Bureau and to make other personal adjustments as Cvetic claims he. 
had to- pay a certain sxM to his estranged mfe. Since Cvetic v/as pro- 
viding invaluable assistance to the Pittsb"urgh Office^ the Pittsburgh 
lOf fice and the Bureau ^Tiaye leaned' over backi/rards to retain his services 
Iknd at the present time ^-authoiity is outstanding to pay him at the rate 
pf 185.00 per week frdmVhich he iis to pay any of his necessary ex- 
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Bureau and .at has. b.een necessary ta handle- the situation to preve:^ 
any embarrassment, ggjias 17 ot h^fin "madg^Uj hov/ever^ by the .P^ty as-^ 
a result of any of his personal differences-!^ th the Pit^'sburgh Office* 
or his di^ablosure of his capacity. As an example of the type of^^^ 
coverage whifch QveiigLc has been able to provide^ the follo"vylng are 'the* 
positions, in the C6mm^ar^s,t^;Party he- has held as*\fuimshedUby ;h^ 






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during an interview -with an Assistant United States Attorney when he 
was considered ^s a possible witness in the ctirrent GP trial:. 

Executive Committee member of the Tom Paine Branch* 

Executive Gommii}tee member of the East End Club, Pittsburgh. 

Member of the Executive Committee of the North Side Club. 

Club organizer of the Lawrenceville Club. He advised that he 
was still *a member. of this club and is the club oxrgani2ser. 

Member of the organization of the Educational Committee of the: 
Wester^n Pennsylvania District of the Communist Party. 

Member of the District Committee of the Western Pennsylvania 
District of the Communist Party. 

Member of the North Side Section Committee of the ?feste3m 
Penn^lvania District* 

L fi3ll member of the Nationality Commission^ Western Pennsyl- 
vania District^ Gommuriist Party, USA. 

A participating member of the Nationality Commission, Communist 
Party, USA* 

Secretary of the Slavic Bureau, Gommnls% Party, USA. 

The infomant listed the following positions held in Communist 
front organizations: 

Executive Committee member of the American Slav Congrenf. 
Secretary-Treasurer of the American Committep for Yugoslav 

Reliefe 
Member of the Executive Committee of the American Committee 

for the Protection of the Foreign Bbm« 
Chairman of Local No. I96, SCM^a. Union. 
Member of the Executive Committee of the Ci-vil Rights Congress, 

Pittsburgh. 
National Board Member of the Slovene-American National Council. 
Executive Secretary of the labor Press Committee. 
Member of the International Workers Order. 
Meiiiber of the Lawrenceville Fraternal Center. 
Executive Committee member of the Progreissive Party of Western 
V Peniisylvania. 

With regard to the above-mentioned interview as a possible 
hivitness, his services were not utilized at the trial and as the U. S. 
Attorney limited his vdtnesses it is not known whether he would have 
Nbeen of value if the trial contiiued any longer^ 



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Due to Cvetic's possible iise dmlng the GP trial ^^ his 
discontiniiance rwhich was considered by the Biareaii in Januaiy^, 1949^ ^ 
gwas held in abeyance -until the completion of the trials Hi^ dis- 
icontiniiance was being considered due to his most recent disclosure 
lof his connection -vdLth the Bureau to an official of the Garnegie 
felinois Steel Corporation^ ^ The Pittsburgh Offiae concurred in the 
proposed discontinuance o'f^GvetiLc despite the fact that he v>ras a^^ry 
lucrative source of information^^ 



PEESENT ATTITUDE OF INFORIvMT 

The Pittsburgh Office, sftd the Bureau have been retaining 
rCvetic^s services since January, 1949 not. only due to his extensive 
coverage of Gommunist matters but particularly for his possible use 
±a the CP trial* The ihf.orraant has now submitted a letter to iiie 
Pittsburgh Office summarizing his position and expressing a desire 
to cease his undercover activities* Gvetic?s letter to Pittsburgh 
a.s quoted to the. Bureau by Pittsburgh under date of Septeiober 23. 
1949 5 indicates that Gvetic shows no antagonism and states that.;;fias 
always been treated with the utmost consideratioxi. He has two sona 
18 years of age to whom he can give no satisfactprjc explanation of 
his conduct, and his work is causing" increassing embarrassment 'to his 
mother and father and brothers and sisters,^ j(lcaording to Gvetic^ 
his family wants to publicly disclaim tany agreement Td^th his. supposed 
political views which in reality he ddes- not hold* 

Gvetic also states iii his letter to Pittsb-urgh that he in- 
/tends to make use of the knoYrledge he has acquired to fight Communism 
las a private'^pitisen and he sees an opportuiiity to do so as he shared 
(in the movement^- not only locally but nationally* In conclusion^. 
Gvetic states that he would like some kind of a public prohq-uncement 
of his activity on behalf of the Bureau, He has advised that if he 
is ever needed in the future he will give his fullest cooperation and 
he will never violate the confidence of his position with the Bureau.^ 

As- a postscript Gvetic indicated^ that he would appreciate 
Ispme kind of severance remune^^atidn to pay up some- back debts and also 
[take a much needed rest* 

Gvetic was intervie-^/ed in connection with his resigtiatiori 
letter and he said that he would not like to sever Ms connection with 
the Bureau unless some public- disclosure could be made and he woxiLd 
continue as long as possible^ hoping the Bureau could arrange an, 
appropriate time and place for such disclosure. He said he had no 



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idea of his future plans but it is the belief of the Pittsburgh 
Office that Cvetic intends to do some -writing or lecturing on his 
experiences ♦ 

CONCLUSION ; 

Gvet ic has be en a lucrative over seven years 

and has conSucted kmselrlin s^ Gomiunist Party* 

and the various front groups with 'which he has become affiliated are 
unaware of his true position. In the past several years Gvetic^ by 
his actions^, has shown a reluctance to continue and since January, 
1949 he has been kept on the pay roll due to his extensive coverage 
and the possibility that he would be used at the GP trials He, has 
definitely stated he does not desire to continue and since the trial 
is over there is no reason why any^ attempt should be made to persuade 
him to remain an informant* 

It is believed that due to his long association with the 
Bureau, payments to him should be continued, for six T/eeks after his 
discontinuance* 

Gvetic has presented -a problem, however, which, has risen 
ix^ecently in comection avith another informant and^may arise more 
frequently in iiie future* This problem is the public recognition, 
by the Bureau of an individual-^ s efforts after that person h&s termi- 
nated his connection in an undercover capacity* 

The Bureau at the present time acknowledges an informant's 
past services based upon the individual situation and each time the 
question comes up the maimer in which this acknowledgment is made is 
carefully weighed in order that the best interests of the Bureau will 
be seanred* Our informants are impressed with the necessity of main- 
taining their relationship -vvith the Bureau in confidence, which is 
essential during their active participation, but when their services 
are no longer being utilized acknowledgment by the Bureau of their 
past connection can be made in most instances vathout jeopardizing 
any information which they have provided in the past* 

RECOMIENmTION ; 

1* Gvetic shoiald be discontinued as an informant, and it is 
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advising of such discontimoance- and authorizing at the sake time 1 
additidnal payments t6 Cvetic for ;six weeks which will be in the | 
nature of severance pay»^ 

'2. Pittsburgh is bein:g advised in this letter, if such is 
-approved, to tell. Gvetic no public pronouncement as such will be 
made of Ms past connection with the Bureau but if any inquiries are 
subsequently received by the Bureau in regard tp Gvetic^ s activity, 
the Bureau will acknowledge the fact that Gvetic, upon joining the 
I Communist. Party, continuously furnished information© 



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STANDARD FORM NO.' 64 





Director, EBI 
SAO, Pittsburgh 



Mr. Ladd 

• UNITED STATES GOVERNMBN'T- 

Mr. Glavin... 
Mr. Nichols — 
Mr. Bosen ,.. 
Mr. Tracy 



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'e!e. Hoom 

Mr. Kesse 

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Semytel to Bureau 10/5/49, aaid Butel to Pittsburghi ^^^ 
10/7/49» Please "be advised that captioned informant was forced to cancel 
his scheduled trip to Washington, ^. Q^, on Octoher 10, 1949 as a member 
of the local Communist Party delegation , which was to participate in the 
protest demonstration of the National. Kon-Partisan Committee to Defend the 
Rights of the Twelve Communist Leaders. 



I [ advises that local Cp leaders decided at the last 
-moment that informant^ s place in the local delegation v/hich was making the 
trip to Washington, D. Co in pri^^te automobiles should be, taken by a local 
negro woman, presently unknown^ Informant has advised that this substitution 
was made because local Cp leaders desire'd negro representation in the local 
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ne^ed iafor©?*iit who iias expressed 4^. desire to continue 
in a confidential capacity v^vA wlxo olplsin that Ms letter 
to jrour office l^ad "beeii laisinterpreted* /^ocordini: to 
t vetiHi^ Mb pergonal prolslijias li'vo resolved thejaselves 
tso^ev^liet tM M^ X^3acuciel eituatioti imrr^ifed to the 
i'-oiiit VFhere he is a'bout to receiire rn xnooi^e of ^)100 to 
V200 per mojitii isci addition to iiin Sureou ^alnry/ 

Based upon the value of ^vetic^^B ^ertricefi to 
the iiureati iwl your recoiataeudatioiii r.uthority i^ given 
to coatinue Cvefcie tit the 3&*^te of $83 per ^eek effective 
Beceaber 1# 1949* for r. period of six po^th^- 

Chere $,§, no doiaVt that 0retic ia of ine^ti»^ble 
velue to the Boreaa' b worfc hut h4?i hi^dlin;^ hr.s posed 
cer^tain prol>leias in the j^a^t . 1% will be yoiar per«oaal 
res,f onsihility to Eirint^^ln close ^uperrisioi^ over Cvetio 
iiid if ^jay persoaaal ^^rohlena of his r^fdn t^xl^^^ Match effect 
his vork or relations v^ith the I-ttreau in my v?>y.r coin 
gtideretioa ^hoiild he given to hii^ iEmisdiate discontinuance 
of ik:hioh the Surerti ^hotdd he advised^ 

{Jwo weeks -orlor to the expiration t>f the £iuthori$?ed 
pBrioa> you should submiU en inforsaattve sum^ry tM. y^ur 
pereon^l recommendction as to tvetid's continutnce* 



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Eemylet to Bureau 9/2S/49 and Bulet io Pittsliurgh, nffiffi 



Mr. Tolsai 
Mr. Ladd.'..-. 

Mr, Glegg ! 

' My, GJavin . 
LcJjols 



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1 and at which time he was, amris'eCpf "the 




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contents of reTDulet* Informant stated that his letter to this Pxci-T-i'^^ymr.-. 
set out in full In mjrlet to Bureau, 9/33/49 » had teen misinterpre^ted ^j^d 
teg^t^kp h FLcLno desir.e to sever his relationgh ± D-With this Bureau;..J]^fcJhe 
gamestly desired t o continue, in^ his present confidential capac:Lty ifidefi '^ 
nitfil y, or untilTsuch time as t he i5ure au might deem it escpedienj^cjriafc 



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Jsaid that he did not helieye his letter 
to terminate his confidential work in the 



j guJDlic disclosure of his work 

of" 9/23/49 had posed any "threats 

event the Bureau did not desire to make a puhlic disclosure of him at 

present time* 



OVETIG continued that, recent events, as se,t out "below, h 




much of .the p rfis^gnr*^" to^ich he has "been suhjected in recent months and would 
eliminate many of the problems with which he has confronted, this office and 
the Bureau in the past: 

1. Finances - Informant stated his financial situation has improved in the 
■past two weeks due to the fact that his employment at the EDWARD J> WALDMA H 
Insurance Agency at Pittshurg hjhas "been stahilize d. and he has oeen assigned ^ 
regu lar insurance accounts which will guarantee him an income of $100 to $200^ J^ 
per month in addition to the salary paia nim oy the iure^* : ^ ^-^ 



2. Family Oomfplicatiohs ^ Informant stated that most of the "family pressure" 
v/hich had heen exerted upon him had termin ated as a result of the dea.tt u flf h i- f -i^ 
mother on 10/l7 /49,» He said that one of his main reasons for requestiiag puhlic 
disclosure was to enahle his. mother to know his "real reason" for engaging in 
\0P and, OP front activities; that since it is now impossihle to disclose same to 
her, and since* most of his family contacts revolved ahput ha^ mother, he felt 
that "family problems" would "be greatly diminished. 




With regard to his future pl ans^ GYETIG sa id he had none. He added 
that he had no desire to cause this office or the Bureau any emharrassment hy 
msiking a personal pronouncement of his, past activities in the OP oh the Bureau's 
hehalf* He concluded that it was his' desire that he be continued in his pre^sent 
capacity until the Bureau* rather than himself,, could make the disclosure of his- 

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Re: MATOEM CVETIC- 
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Since re'bulet instructing that GTITIO l>e disdontinued not latter 
than 12/1/49 was apparently hased upon the premise that he did not desire 
to continue in a confidential capacity,, the Bureau is requested to; give 
consideration toward retaining GVETIC as an informant of this office in 
the light of his. apparent earnest desire to continue in his. present con- * 
fidential capacity* especially in view of his statement that his financial 
pro'blems appear to he solved for the present* 

It isi theref oreji recommended that CVETJC Toe continued as aua U^ 
informant of this of f ice hased upon Bulet to Pittshurgh, 9/1/49, which y^ 
authorized this office to .continue payments of $85.00. per week to OVEDIC//^ 
effective ^jll^Qt for a period of six months* 

^_ It will he appreciated if thj.s matter can he afforded expedi tious^ 
attention so that this office may he acLvis.ed of the i^ureau* s desires^ 
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of Fitt3barch|___J v/Iioco ijifozruticc tJOiiXct ba or value tta tl^t u^oiicy 
in t!i3 Tli' isveoticiciticn. rosre-Biorj, ia3roi?^aat«a idcji'y.ty "cts not rxi0:& 
kaosn sipce Ito tms still isctlvc uc a tT«rca« irJ.'ci:.a*nt an^ did not deaire 
thit hio iclcritity ba ravccHcQ^ 

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rotlcGta tisat by l&rcan Ipttcr to ifittobijrgli dated I.-or/cnbS^" 194^* i^^^ 
atructiona woro icsccd tli-vt tho itiforrjUu.%*Q esr/iceo uris to b& dia- 
coatiriEcd GO IfitOr thaa Cccteber 1, I949* 'SM.n uctioj; rac .ta':«i based 
■ttpca tfe0 i»i:or;33Pt»J3 o:(^aGS€d desire to tha iittsburch Gffieo to 
ciiGctatiiiKC bio mi^vlQcs fcr pc-ro.cr;al ^d f2X.i^€iiul reitc&ns. Lo tes 
in^ico-Uec* £;a |i?teatlon to Jsaefc s<s::a r:oaias. of publltf j:'t3Cxo|initieri fco? 
bia feOijrleda^j of GOsasjiot Party activities er.d is. bolicyvad to bo 
ccutcrinlatinc -riticg a h&dti of tiiia tiatta^s. Ka rcqt;03tca ilsat thts 
B«rc;in tii!:a cot::© ctop wiiicE "uoiild afford I'iiii tha r'«blio rccOi:niti<m 
JtO dcoir*c£?o liovtiVGV-t ao stash acti<rf bg' th-3 Bureau is ^Ciitcrplatcsl 
tL.-.d tbo Ktt£jbiir£:b CSfficb ijaa baen co adviced. it i^f ttOtc-,£l tiut litis 
relations! with, tlat Cffico coatictio to bo cordial. 

A review of t^e fiidtnai;^ filo rofleets that Ovotio bao 
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intsm «?a3 Mo cK|iroa?Jcd iTcsira to caatteuo a peraonal fight afv*ixibt 
tm Corr2«£ist9, it is pijccKacadc^ tkat conai^c^atioa be niven to 
rakins hia available ao a isitacas for r.C, — 

^>^ *u v.rS?^^ ^f atfeoh6d for yoar «pp»oval a sJuugeatod lettei* 
for tho Pittsbtjreh Office s^cqcesfting tfceir ARlssrff la this isaiter. 
ah edilition, Stttsbm-GJi 10 IJ^g iniJtnicted to ccrttaat Ifeis larornuet. 
for th«j purj?0:ia laf ^etcruiDg iiiaather jhie tuoul4 bo ^tilHan to XtsmStoh 
iafoj'aatioa to I:.S. Basad -apcsi -^.o obs^mtiosu' of the ^ttt^bursk 
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Icr rccoi:r.or.clea that tfc^ rittabwch (JtJxii^e be lr'Strt»cted to outoait a ropori^ 
roClcGtins all pertinent 5Jif orri^l^jLon'^ofeGri^ the. subject rrhioli tlio ia- 
rcx^n^mt has prcvloixc?35r frrrdHbodi/^i^iehtidrP^S directed to Sot'ial 136 b£ 
lCOl63M^ the Hot Yor!:r:eport r^;? .^5T!fg. t^a^.a 949. pace 22 tjhich ccnrbaojis 
information attctibxitod to 5?^2^ Tiii&x Is I [^ ±o the effect thd> Fii^iasir^- 

i:an in ait^ndancr? on rg^cirfcor 9^^ 19^:3 ^t a neetinjj of the Tiational Groups 
Qd^rlrsion of tl : ^c ^mist Ft?^tx l:old ^h the lleti- York City Fead^-uarbt^ra of 
th^ 3P3* !Cf the ' ' 'au dcnircs to nake the Inf orrt ant a-vail ablo to US & tt 
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Pittsburgh Informaixt Qvetic recently sulnnittgd a lette: 
Pittsburgh Off ice^ in regard to his continuance' in an undercover capacity, 
and since it did not appear he desired to reiaain an informant, the Pittsburgh 
Office was told to discontinue him as of December 1, 1949 • Cvetic has now 
advised that his letter .has. been misinterpreted and he earnestly desires to 
continue in his present capacity indefinitely or until such time as theJBu^eau 
might deem it expedient to make a .public disclosure of his work* 




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^ As,, you were advised in my memorandujn of October 5, 1949 > Cvetic 
has beT^nr?^'^ery;;;good informant since 1941, payments to Mm having begun at 
the ra%e ^f '^.$i'5 per week in February, 1943* He^is now receiving $85 per 
week frdfm wHich ii^ pays his necessary expenses. 

t^ Several^-.times in the past years Cvetic has shorn some, dissatisfac- 
tion witir=^his>rate^ of compensation as he claimed he was unable- to maintain 
himself on the Bureau salary* In view of his invaluable assistance, the 
pittsb\irgh Office and the Bui*eau have retained Cvetic and even though he has 
posed problems from time to time .of a personal nature, and even disclosed 
his connection with, the Bureau within his f^ily circle, 'he has hot been 
"made" by the Communist Party* Cvetic now states that recent events have 
relieved much pressure to, which he' has been subjected in the past and many 
of the problems with which he has- confronted the Pittsburgh Office have been 
elindnated* 

With regard to his -financial situation, Cvetic states that in the 
past tv/o weeks his emplosnnent at the Edward J*. Waldman Insurance Agency in 
Pittsburgh has been stabilized and he has been assigned regular insurance 
accounts which will give him an income of $100 to $200 per month in addition^' 
to his Bureau salary* It is to be noted that tuit-il^the present time- the 
informant's collection with- the Waldman -agency has been merely of a cover 
nature and the insurance business which Cvetic handled has been nil* If 
Cvetic is now able to' obtain some income 'through his Waldman connection, he 
will, have no reason to make any further demands upon^ the Bin*eau of ^-a financial 
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With reigard to Ms family situation, Cvetic said that the death of 
his motheS on Octoher 1?,, 1949, has relieved his'pressure* He said one of 
his main reasons for requesting public disclosure of his work was to enahle 
his mother to know the "real reason"" for his engaging in Communist Party and 
Communist Party front activities and since- it is now impossihle to disclose 
same to her, and most of his fajoaily contacts revolved about his mothefe he 
felt his "family prphiems" v;ould he greatly diminished. 

Cvetic said he had no further plans and he has no desire to cause, 
the Pittsburgh Office of the Bureau axiy embarrassment by making a personal 
pronoucement of his activities in the Communist Party in behalf of the Bureau, 
It- is his desire to continue in his present capacity until the Bureau^ rather 
than hiinself , could make the disclosure of his past sexjvices. 

Value of Informant 

As ah indication of the assistance of Cvetic and the, information 
he v/ill continue to furnish, the follwing are the positioiisin the Communist 
Party which he has held as furnished by him during an interview with ah As- 
sistant United States Attorney when Cvetic was considered as a possible witness 
in the Commanist Party trial:, 

Executive Committee member of the lom Paine Branch. 

Executive Committee member of the Bast End Club, Pittsburgh. 

Member of the^ Executive* Committee of the Morth Side Club, 

Club organiser of the Lawrenceville. Club, He advised that he was 

still a member of this club and is the club organizer* 
Member of the organization of the Educational Committee of the 

Western Pennsylvania District of the Communist Party, 
Member of the District Committee of the Western Peimsylvania District 

of the Communist Party,' 
Member of the North Side Section Committee of the Western 

Peiinsylvania District, 
A full member of the Nationality Commission, Western Pennsylvania 

District, Communist Party,' USA* 
A participating member of the Nationality Commission, Communist 

Party, USA. 
Secretary of the Slavic Bureau, Communist Party, USA* 

The informant listed the following positions held in Communist 
front organizations; 

Executive. Committee member of the American Slav Congress, 
Secretaryr-Treasurer of the American Committee for Yugoslav 
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Member of the Executive Committee of the AmeSican Committee for 

the Protection of the Poreign Born, 
Chairman of Local No, 196, SCMWA Union. 
Member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Bights Congress, 

Pittsburgh^ 

National Board Member of the Slovene-Ajnerican national Cotincil* 
Executive Secretary of the- Labor Press Committed, 
Member of the International Workers Order, 
Member of the Lav/renceville Eraternal Center. 
Executive Committee member of the Progressive Party of Western 

Pennsylvania. 

EECOMMESDAIIQSr: 



a?here is no denying that Cvetic has and can continue to provide 
invaluable assistance to the Bureau on Communist Party and related matters. 
His connections are nixmerous and if his personal problems have eased, it 
is believed he will continue to provide inestima^ble assistance for the 
Bureau. He has explained his letter and claims that he does not, of his 
■ov;n free will, desire to discontinue as an informant and v/ishes to continue 
until the Bureau, rather than, himself ,. can make a disclosure of his past 
services. 

It is recommended that Cvetic be continued at Ms present rate 
of compensation bat the SAC ali Pittsburgh .,ba informed that he- must assume 
full responsibility for the fixrther -actions of Cvetic and if Cvetic's 
personal situation becomes such as to cause embarrassment to the Btireau, the 
services of the informant can ho- longer be. continued. 

a?here. is attached for your approval an appropriate letter to the 
Pittsburgh Office. 





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Hemylets llo Bureau dated 5/4, 5/7, 8/4, 11/15,; 12/23, 12/28/48; 
5/18, 8/22, 9/25, 11/8/49, and Bule.ta to PittsWgh, 4/^4 and 6/2/48; 6/8., 
9/l,. 11/1 and 11/23/49, regarding the difficulties encoi 
in the handling of ahove informant and the cpnsideratio 
himhy the Bureau and this office in attempting to soIt 
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has been drinking heavily and^ajj mlging cop -Pi^dftntJAl in-Pnrmat' 

and the QOPiOlSf case* It is noted f^ I could not clearly 

of said confidential information* Oomplainant further said that SIIAHTGN^ /laimed 




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p the SbI* [ 
Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh and furnished a description of 
tallies with that of informant. 



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nn Hotel and that his file reflects that he is known at the hotel as RGBmisy 
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In attempting to locate the above cprnplainan^t pn 12/8/49 for further 
details it was determined that .nhfi waf=t thpin. visiting SOlAHTOEf and a discreet 

inquiry was thereafter made of I | Manager of the "William Penn Hotel 

and a very reliable contact -of th is office^ in an effort to locate F ~l 

During the course of contact with | [ the latter advised that he believed 

Sa^NTON, a perganent resident of the ^llliam Penn Hotel, to be an "undercover/") 
EBI ageht. ^ M I also said that he "believed*' Sa?p5?0II had been introduced to/ / 



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by someone connected with the Pittsburg EBI Office, whose.>name he y? 



"^■jcoula not recall, at the 
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originally registered at the hotel , some'] 
STANTOif was registered at the hotel/ j 



I added that *^xj%xi\i.\jxy »»» a c^j 

[as district representative of a "'olind company" — MAHTII?,, OUROJIS and GORDkY^ Inb* , 
New*Xdrk Oity« • . U 



I [continued that he had never disclosed anything concei^ning STMTOKF 

to anyone, although STMTOH had on occasion told him that 'ihe ( SIA^NTOH) was 



working for the FBI within the Communist Party?, that he knew all the leading 



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OommnnistS' in Pitts'btirgh; that he worked directly under Mr, HOOTER in Washington, 
D* 0*, and that he had heen in Hew York during the trial of the twelve Oom^ 
munist leaders and had "been re^dy to testify when the Soverhmeht closed its case. 



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It is noted that informant's file at thi s offdce d oes not reflect 

that any contact was ever made hy this office v^ith 

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Inasmuch as the a^hoye establishes that STAFHOH is identical with_ 
no further inquiry will he made regarding this phase of this matter pending 
contrary Bureau instructions. 

Since informant has heen found -bo have disclosed his confidential 
relatio nshi p- vyith thjd Biu ' eau lu at leas b^^-fevo mor e indiviauals, this office 
must again suggest tnat iais services De aiacpxitinued* 



With regard to informant^ discontinuancei the Bureau's attention 
is direc ted to relet from Pittsburgh dated 13/23/48, Pag^s 4 and &, which set 



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out that I |had hinted &at he ha d, "a hunch" that some individ uals within 

the OP at Pittahiirgh tpje Ifltool-pigeons" and that he included"Httshurgh ONDI* s^r^ 
I landj ~ ^imong his sustiect^ n As S0t out in rexet» inf ormantf j^ 

has not elaborated upon 'hlssuspic ions and under the circumstances, no comment ^/^ 
has ever he.en made to him regarding same,* 

As pointed out; in relets from Pittsburgh dated 8/4/48, 12/23/48 and 
9/23/49 and 11/8/49^ informant has stated that in the event of his discontinuance 
he ^'expects to ^ontinue to. utilize his knowledge ^-^^ Qr>T|imiiTn'gm to combat it" 
and it Is beTTe^ed that he intends to exploit his experiences in the Communist 
movement b y writing or lecturing concerning s ame» When he has been specifically 
questioned regarding" his future pl^s in the event of discontinuance, informant 
has always parried such questions by stating that he has nd definite plans* 

Although informant has stated on many occstsions that he did not 
desire to cause this office or the Bureau any embarrassment by making a personal 
pronouncement of his past activities in the OP on the Bureau^'s behalf, it is 
pointed out thiat little credence- can be given to such statements in view of his 
j^ontinued ^-^ gr>TnaiTrrn nf hl,^ ^r/^r^g^-^^^-^ftT i^ftlationshj-p to date^. His neurotic 
personality, with resultant inconsistencies, malces it impossible to predict 
with any accuracy what steps he would take in the event he were immediately 
discontinued.. It is possible that he might be the source of some embarrassment 
to the Bureau or this office if immediately discontinued, and it is believed 
that such a risk might be avoided in whole or in part by a less summary procedure© 





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To: Director, Ml -S^ 12/9 f^"^ 

Iromi SAC, PlttsT)TirgIi STRICTLY ^OOKPipiJTIAL. 

'k e.t mTT HEW- OVET IG. 
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In this.^r^garda^ rft-p prftncfi la made to BtiIqI;. to P itts'burah dated 
11/8/49 131 the case entitled L * ^^s* 




be 
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Internal 



SecTirity - 0,'^ in which the Bureau indicated that it might "be desirahle 

to make this ^inf ormant available %q the Immigration and Kaijuralizatiai Service 



in connection with deppftatiph proceedings ipehding ag ainst 



no actipnvhas he^h taken with regaird to the'| 



Jilthough 



matter hy this -off icei ,and 

informant has not "been approached to determine hisvieW^ regarding testifying 
in siame, it is submitted t hat if this case is to he tried in the near future i t 
would he desirable to hav e informant jpuhlicly disclosed dur ing the . c^ s^ or s^ e^ 
thus severing hi s relations with this J^ur ^ ftau on an amica&i Q hae^is and eli minating 
moS;t; of the TPossihilitles of hisV at tempting to cause the Bureau emh arrassmeni at 
some future 



It is ^ there fore defin itely recommended that this informant's service s^ 
he discohtlnued* Because ::"t?rT:h"f or maLnt* 3 icnown neurotic tendencies and iiicon- 



sistehcies, aaid his suspicions regard lujg -present informants of th is office, it 
iS' requested that the Bureau' giv e some .consideration Jib 'Whet her informant should 
he immediately disct^hiTfeued or whethei^ he s houid he retained for M . short time 
in order that he-Tirl&ht be pubiicjy d iSbUaed' at the | rhearjj ag or some 
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considontion touard tho rotsntion of I l ao an inroraant, thio 
of-iico in taidnc J^o ^^ction at iTOBont dth rjcax^ to roSixLotj ::hich ■ 
rciujctod tint considaration bo civea to the dosirability ol naldn:j 
tl'do infomant availalle to &9 Irderation aid 'laturalisation Sorvlco 
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Office M.efnowtnd^'Tn • united sTJfcs government 



TO : 

FROM : 
SUBJECT: 

PURPOSE 



H. B. Fletche:^. 

F. J. BajMgardner J^^ 

MTTHEWjXJVSTIC 
EETTSIURCJH IHFOHMNT 



DATE: December 20,, 1949 







Vtr. Tolson_ 
,ilr. Clegg_ 
Mr. Glavln_ 
lir. Ladd. 



Mr. Nlchoir; 
Mr, Rosen 



Mr. Tracy;^ 
Mr, Egaa 
Jir, Gumoa 
Mr- HarboJ 
Mr.^ Uohr, 



Mr' Penning W)n_ 
Mr. Qulnn TartBii_ 

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Miss Gandy 



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To advise of recent disclosures by this informant of his 
confidential relationship with the Bureau and the suggestion by the 
Pittsbtargh Division that the services of Cvetic be discontinued* In 
addition, Pittsburgh has recominended that consideration be given to a 
gradual discontinuance of Cvetic in order to uti lize him as a witness, if - 
possible, in a pending deportation case against | 1 

DEmns 

He fere nee 'is made to past memoranda concerning Cvetic who has several 
times in the past disclosed his identity as an informant to outside individuals 
but in view of his position in Communist and related matters no action has been 
taken to discontinue his services ♦ Cvetic has been cautioned several times in 
regard to his activity and as far as it is known his usefulness as an informant 
^ J^s jiever been impaired by his disclosures. There was some indication recently 
|:€hat Cvetic desired to discontinue acting in an undercover capacity and authority 
^was'* given to Pittsburgh to dispense with Cvetic* Mien the informant was 
approached however he denied that he wanted to cease acting as an informant 
and e^qpressed a desire to continue until the Bureau should see fit to make a 
public disclosure of his work*. In continiiing Cvetic as an informant, to which 
the Director agreed, the SAC at Pittsburgh was advised that if any problems 
• arise in the future affecting the work of the informant or his relations with 
the Bureau in any way consideration should be given to his discontinuance* 



The Pittsburgh Off ice has now advised that one[ 



] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who was incoherent at 



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[ times and apparently under the influence of liquor telephtoically informed that 
L one Eobertl^tanton had been drinking heav ily and divu lging confidential information 
! regarding Communism and the Coplon case* 
nature of said confidential information* 



1 could not clearly state, the , > 
She said that Stanton claimed to be an )/ 
FBI Agent and counterspy in charge of the Eastern Seaboard? that he w as carrying ^ 



a revolver and threatened to blow her head off if she called the FBI* [_ 



concluded that Stanton occupied room 721 in the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh 
and furnished a description which generally tallied 7ri.th the informant, Cvetic 
uses the. cover name of Sobert Stanton and occupies room 721 at the William Penn 
Hotel* 



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Oft Deceniber 8, 1949 > the Pittsbxirgh Office attem pted to ascertain 
more details in this matter and learned that I \yjBB th en visiting 
the informant and a discreet inquiry was made of I Manager of 

the William Penn Hotel, who is a very reliable contacts | advised that 
he, believed Stanton to be anjjundercover FBI Agent «^ and further that Stanton 
^had been introduced to him, I ^i by someone connected with the Pittsburgh 

JBI Office some years ago* continued that he had never disclosed anything 

concerning Stanton to anyone although Stanton had on occasion mentioned that 
he was working for the FBI within the Communist Party; that he knew all 
the leading Communists in Pittsburgh; that he worted directly mder Mr^ Hoover 
in Washington, D# C», and thiat Jtie> had been in New York during the trial of 
the twelve Communist leaders and had been ready to testif^r when the Government 
closed its case* The Pittsburgh Office has advised, that the i nforafnant^s file 



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does not reflect that any contact was ever made with [ 
advise him of Gvetic»s confidential status. 



in order to 



In recommending the discontinuance of the informant the Pittsburgji 
division points out that Cvetic at one tin^ hinted that he had "a hunch" 
that some individuals withiii the CP at. Pittsburgh were stool pigeons and he 
included four informants among liis suspects, Cvetic did not elaborate upon 
his suspicions and no comment has ever been made to him regarding the matter, 

be 

According to Pittsburgh, Cvetic has never given a definite answer as J^^ 
to how he win conduct himself if he ceases his activity as an informant but 
he did state at one time that he "e3cpects to continue to utilisse his knowledge 
of Communism to coiDbat it,^? In view of the neurotic personality of Cvetic^ 
according to Pittsburgh,, it is impossible to predict what steps he would take 
if he were, immediately disccntinued and some embarrassment might be caused 
to the Bureau if summary action of this nature was taken* The suggestion was 
'made by Pittsburgh that since Cve tic might be a witness in t he deportation 
case being handled by INS again st I ' | the use of Cvetic 

as a Government .witness, against ! | couxa oe -Gne means whe reby his 
services could gradually be dispensed with,. With regard to the I I case 
IKS has endeavored to determine from the Bureau the identity of Cvetic whose 
information would be of value to that agency. Since Cvetic is an active 
informant his identity has not been revealed, 

HECOliMEimATCOW 

Uie disclosures by Cvetic of his confidential relationship with the 
Bureau are another in a series of irritations of which he has been the cause 
and which should be sufficient, to result in his discontinuance « His great 
value to the Bureau as an infprniant has always been stressed and there is 
no doubt that he does afford good coverage for the Bureau, He is paid, however. 



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a good sum namely eighty-five dollars per week. It is believed that Cvetic 
in his personal actions is not getting arty better and *!• continuance is 
more of a hazard than a help. It is possible however, that Cvetic could 
cause some embarrassment and consideration should be given to the manner 
of his discontinuance • It will be recalled that when he was considered 
as a witness at the CP' trial his disclosure on the: -witness stand waa to 
be the means vihereby we could gradually dispense with his services© He 
was no t used as a witness at the trial* If he can be used as a witness 
•in the I | case it can be pointed out to Cvetic that his services 
are no longer available in view of his public disclosure as a government 
undiBr cover agent and be pan be told that further pajrments cannot be- made 
H50 him. 



Ihere is attached for appx^ggaT.a letter t6 Pittsburgh requesting a 



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conplete re view bv P Lttsburgh of .all information furnished by Cvetic 



to be sfubmitted in a report which will be furnished to 
JHS for its determination as to whether or not it desires to use Cvetic 
as a witness* Further action in regard to Cvetic^^s status as an informant 
will be. taken when IKS advises the Bureau as to whether or not it will use 
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Reference is made to the -telephone call from' Inspector H. 3, IIETOEEIE 
to ASAC EDWARD J. POV^ES on Pecemher 27* 1949. regarding di soontin^iance of the 
above informant.. ' ' ' . .'., 

This office will advise CVEQ?iC of his discontinuance and ascertain 
,M.s attitude toward heing used as a possible witness in pending Immigration and" 
••Naturalization Service deportation hearings during the course of a contact with. - 
^[^ «TOm?p ""^^^^S °=^ Tuesday, January 3-. 1950. This -office contemplates advis^' 
>a;iig ovjbxic that his remuneration will cease as of Monday, January 16, 1950, so <' ' 
; that he may make his personal arrangements accordingly. ' ' ' 

h, ., .. JHirther reference is made to the last .sentence of Bxireau letter to 

.|^i'tt,?-t?ureh Novemher 1^ 1949, wherein the Bureau advised that in the -event any 

^■■|n|^if^'eswere received hy this bffice regarding CVETIG following his discon^ 

t-tnuincfv no comment was to he made and the Bureau was to he advised. 



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>i^, ■ 5%--is submitted that a "no comment" reply will possiiiy not prove 
;i/sfai5tp,i:y' to such experienced newspapermen as CHESTER HABEIS of the "Pitts- 
hurgh■f.Si^^Ti-3^^g^aph" and 0HE3STER POTTER of the "Pittsburgh Press," and might 

I serve toi^f^ther publicize, any statements made by OVETIC following his discon- 
tinuah"9(^j. "Therefore, the^'Bureau is requested to advise by 10:00 A. M. on 

.January;«3, 1950, whether any further statement might be made to. local newspaper 
men in the event they should make inquiries regarding OTOTIC's status. It is 
believed that a statement to the effect that OVETIO has from time to time fiimish- 
ed information to this office in the past might serve to lessen the curiosity • 

\of the local press. 

The Bureau is well aware of the tentperament of this informant. It 
is not believed that any Agent in the Pittsburgh Office can prophesy what his 
reaction might be, what statements he might make, or how he might endeavor to ^ /) 
^"^^'^^oL^^ ^^'^^°^^ position. Every effort will be made to have the severance/^, 
with OyETIG an amicable one. Yet the Bureau must recognize that this severance/^ 
is fraught with po1;entia;iities which could be embarrassing to the Bureau: Eroa 
my personal experience, a comment of "no comment" will^be" 'ineffective and might 
possibly be considered absurd. 



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lir. Tol8on_ 
Mr. Clegg__ 
Hr. Glavln_ 
Ur. Ladd, _ 
Mr. Nlchoir 

Ur, Rosen 

Mr. Tracy 

'Mr. Egan . 
Mr. Gumea_ 
Vx. Harbo__ 
Mr. Mohr^ 



TO : Mk im 

FROM : H. B«, FIETC! 

SUBJECT: EITHEfl^TIG: ^^ ' .. 

On" December 27,' 1949,,. I called Pittsburgh, and in the".absence of £5S^ 
SW Thornton, J talked mth ASAC| Powers. I instructed that they discontinaeVr; — 
the services of Cvetic as promptly as possible, making reference to their- JSSy^f 
letter of December 9» I told Powers that this should be done as qaietlyasj^gj^sj^^^ 
possii}le and that it should.be .determined whether or not Cvetic would have any^tQ/zi 4 
objection to his name being given to the Iknigration and Naturalization Servic 
because there he might be developed into a professional witness of MS, 

I instructed Powers that if Cvetic Had n o objectio n to his name being 
■given to I&NS, a summary should be prepared on the | ] case so liiat the 

information could be made available to MS". f 



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C?Ea?IO i^A.fi Qonta eted on January S, 1950, by SA I 
I H ftt which time he was advised that his sejrvices were 



and telephone call 

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discontizmed by this Bureau and ti^t his remuneration would cease as of 
Januaa^ 16, 1950^ He was told, upon his inquiry, that this action was being 
taken because it was known that he had again disclosed his confidential 
relationship with this Bureau despite repeated warnings in tiie past that he 
should not make such disclosures* It is noted that no specific Izsformatlpn 
regarding persons to \fiiom OVETIO has made such disclosures was furnished to 
him^ 

CVETiO replied at length during the cowse of which he emidiatically denied 
having made such di sclosures to anyone other than his eldest brother, a 
former girl friend. F L and the latter* s parents in 1947, as 

admitted by him in 1947* He stated that if the Bureau or this office haA 
received information to the contrary, such information was furnished by persons 
who had no actual knowledge of his activities in behalf of the Bureau but 
\Aip made their suspicions knOwn "out of spite*" He indicated that he 
suspected his divorced, wife, I-tAElE BAESS OTOTIC, of possibly seeking to cause 
him further difficulty. 



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facts and that he has either forgotten ^e d isclosures made by him to F 

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Hotel, on an unknown date, or is deliberately concealing same* 

071TI0 contended that he did not think his past work in the Bureau's behal 
merited a summaxy dismissal; that he was in debt to both the William Penn 
Hotel and b. local bank and had been relying on his remuneration from the 
Bureau to settle 






Q7ETI0, o1)vio»sly nervous and weeping, stated that he was so confused lie did 
not, for 1^10 moment, know vAiat he dould or would do* 



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At this point, OWTIG was asked if he had any objection to the Bureau* s 
ftirnishing his nam© to the Izmaigration and H^'ttaralisatioa Service for possi"ble 
use as a witness in deportation hearings now pending* OVBTIO replied that 
he would gladly testify for the government in such proceedings since it would 
%xplainaway« his activities in the CP during the past eight years; that, if 
arrangements could he made to have him so testifjr, the intervlewiJag agents 
would he his "friends for life," 

Eecovering his cozaposure, informant stated that he has relied upon his re^ 

moneration from the Bureau in an effort to make settlement of his present financial 

difficulties and he earnestly requested that he. he. retained until such time as 

his services v/ere utilized in Immigration and Uaturalization proceedings* He 

continued liiat if he were not so retained, he would immediately have to seek 

some other source of income to supplement his earnings as an insurance agent; 

that since he had no specialized training or education, other than his 

knowledge of the activities of the CP and its front groups as gained during 

the past eight years, he would he forced to seek eaiplQymeat with local 

industrial concerns or newspapers, using that knowledge as a "selling point," 

CTBTIC^ said that he did not wish to embarrass the Bureau or this office, hut 

that in approaching a potential employer he would, of necessity, he forced 

to inform the employer that he had worked as an undercover agent of the FBI 

for eight years. He added that he would never reveal any of the confidences 

he^hasr-shared-^wlth_the--Bureau--hat--ln«or^^^ to "explain away" his OP coimections, 

he would^ite..to^reveal-hi'S--previous"Cp3mection^^ that otherwise 

he would always remain 'hinder a cloud" and would never he ahle to ohtain 

gainful estpioyment, ^. — — — - — — — '''"'*'****^'^^^~'*'~'"''^ \ 

OVEEIC stated that he would reveal his coaafidential relationship with this 
Bureau only to potential employers who v;ere known to him to he reliahle and 
trust that they would helieve him on the hasis of their past knowledge of 
him and his integrity. He added, that at some future time,, he also intended 
to tell his friends arid relatives of having worked for the PBX as an under- 
cover agent in order to remove the stigma of Comaranism which they now attach 
to him, 

G^TIO then said that if such future employment as he might secSure wuld 
allow him to continue to work within the CP (indicating that he is considering 
the possihilities of wprifcing as a CP informant for a local industrial concern 
or newspaper) , he would voluntarily farnish information secured hy him to the 
Bureau^ if same was desired* 



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GVSIIO then said that in the event he were not called as" a witness in^IITS 
proceedings* he would welcome an otgportuoity to testifjjr "before the Hoxise 
UnAmeaAcan Activities OonKaittee or a Senate Committee at an early date. 




Informant concluded hy reiterating that he did not desire to cause anyone any 
trouhle hat that in fairness to himself he would have to take such steps as 
necessary to insure that he did not personally suffer hecacase of the work 
he has done for the past eight years^ 



The ahove vaxled reactions of CTEIIC to his discontinuance are set put so that 
the Bureau zaay he aware of most of the potentialities for possible fature 
embarrassment, especially in view of OVEIIC^s long period of confidential 
service and the fact that he was not a CEP -member ^o defected but actually / 
iJoinfiid^tHi^OP^in, 1943 after haying been^contaeted Jy««,this-o£f^^ 
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' In viev; of the above, it is recommended that the Bureau give further con^ 
■sideratlon toward furnishing CVEIIC»s name to INS as a witness in pending 
deportation proceedings and . toward retaining him as an informant until such 
time as he is used as a witness in such proceedings^ It is the .sincere belief 
of this office that sucih a course will minimize the risks of future embarrass- 
ment and possible unfavorable publicity for the Bureau, since it will make 
pVBIPIG*s discontinuance as amicable as possible "^under the circumstances* ■ 

As has been pointed out in mapy previous letters to the Bureau, GTOTIG is ad- 
mittedly the best informant re OP matters maintained by this office* He 
has in the. past famished reliable information and is still in a position to 
do so# It is also pointed out that it will be most difficult to develop a 
replacement for him in the OP foreign language field in this area* 

It is requested that the Bureau advise this office of its desires, as soon as 
possible, so as to preclude any embarrassing action on the part of CVETIG 
4n the e^nt hie is to be retained until U0,ed-.as--a-witne"s-^rby"~lHSr 



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Immigration & Naturalization Service had been advised of his^ 

availabili,t>y ^g a mtness in deportation proceedings against |~ I 

I land that he mTght expect to be interviewed by 

Immigration & Naturalization Service representatives in the very near 
future. 

Since CVETEC continued to submit reports to this office from January 
16 to January 22, 1950, and since his status had not been definitely 
decided until the receipt of reBulet in this office he was paid |85 
for his services from January l6 to January 23, 19^0, during the course 
of the above cpntact. CVETEC was specifically advised^, however > that no 
further remuneration would be forthcoming from this Bureau and that no 
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CVETie stated that he did not "hold any ill will" -eOTrard this office 
or the Bureau as a result of his discontiriuancej that he believed the 
Bureau had possibly become disgusted with his constant requests for 
"more money" during the past two years-.. He said that he had possibly 
been mistaken in making such requests but that he had made them -with 
the honest belief that his work had merited increased remuneration. 
He also mentioned that he thought he should have received some 
compensation for a few weeks following his discontinuance based on his 
period of service. CVETIC was reminded that although actually dis- 
continued as of January 3, 1950, he had been paid until January 23,, 1950. 

CVETIC said -that for the time being he did not anticipate making airr 
radical. changes in his mode of life— that he would continue to maintain 
'a ^oom at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh and would continue his 
activities in the CP and its front groups— but that he would be forced 
to take some action if he were not contacted in the very near future 
by Immigration & Naturalization Service representatives. He said he 
believed he could maintain himself -through insurance commissions 
received from the Edward J. laldman Agency, with which he is presently 
connected, or by further loans from local banlcs provided he were called 
as an Immigration & Naturalization Service witness in the. very near future, 

CVETIC MnUnued tht^ he desired the Bureau to understand that in the 
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CP doctrines or teachings^ and that he T/ri.11 testify in the Government's 

behalf against, the. CP or its members at argr time/ 

GVETIG stated that as a result of his discontinuance he has, as he 
sees it, four possible lines of future action: 

(1) To secure a legitimate position in local industry. He indicated 
that he does not believe that he can possibly procure any gainful 
employment at local industrial concerns due to his known CP 
affiliations. 

(2) To continue active in the CP and to maintain himself as best he 

can until he is called as a Td.tness in an Immigration & Naturalization 
proceeding. He indicated that he prefers this coTirse of action 
since he could be publicly disclosed as an under-cover agent mthin 
the CP and might thereafter approach newspaper or magazine editors in 
order to "sell" his knowledge concerning the Party. He stated that 
use as a witness by Immigration & Naturalization would also possibly 
give him a future opening which would permit him to tour the country 
giving lectures on Communism. 

(3) ' To continue active within the CP and try to sell his services 

as an informant to local industrial concerns or local newspapers. 
He indicated that he did not desire to take this course of action 
since it placed "too much pressure" upon him. He stated that he 
would not consider working as an informant for any local concern 
unless he were paid in the neighborhood of #1^0 per week to 
compensate him for the mental tension which he f eels^ while working 
within the CP as an infoiTnant. He doubted that any local concern 
would pay him such an amount for his services. 

ik) To seek out a local U. S. Congressman or Senator in an attempt to 
arrange an opportunity to testify before some Congressional 
investigating committee. He indicated that this course would 
probably gain him much publicity but that he feared some congress- 
men might seek to use him to their ovm political advantage* 

CVEHC reiterated that any confidences that he has shared with the Bureau 
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the near future he had rio recourse but to seek some gainful employment 

based upon his knowledge of the GP. He said that in the latter event 

he would be forced to state that he had worked as an under-cbver agenb 

for the past eight years arid that if pressed for further information 

he- would have to divulge that he had worked for the FBI in a confidential 

capacity. 

It should be noted that during the course of the above contact the 
interviewing, agents offered no advice to CVEHG as to what future action 
he should take and that he was infoi^med that his future was in his own 
hands, and he must make his own decisions concerning same# 

In view of the above, this informant has been discontinued as of 
January 23, 19^0,, and his assigned symbol number has been cancelled 
by this office. 

This infoimation is being furnished so that the Bureau may be aware of 
all circumstances surrounding GVETIG*S discontinuance* 




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that I If orraer Bureau Agent, ncfw an attorney connected with 

a prominent law rirm in Pittst>urgh, had brought to him a transcript of a 
statement given by the above-named informant to Blair F* Gunther^v Judge 
of Allegheny County Gourt, Pittsburgh, Robert Taylor of the Pittsburgh press^ — 
Yfilliam Burns of Radio Station KQU, Pittsburgh, and Harry Allen Sherman,, an 
attorney, Pittsb\irgh* The statement was taken by a court reporter by the name 
of James J* Baileys .The entire statement is eighty pages long*^ 

I asked Mr* Thornton what thp statement -generally consisted of » 
He stated that it points out that Gvetic .worked for the FBI- for nine years 5 
that he held prominent positions in the Communist Party; and apparently goes 
into some detail about Gommuiiism in Pittsburgh n I asked if he could get a 
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at 5:30. 

In-^Service Monday^ and he said jes^. 

in his possession carried in by this Agent tomorrow^ to be here in the afternoon 

f:%^ r.fS "^^ radio broadcast on this material is scheduled for tomorrow night 

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according to Louis Russell, Senior Investigator., HCUA> Gvetio has been subpoenaed 
to appear before the Committee at 10:30, February 18, 1950. In the event Gvetio 
furnishes information of value, he will be called before a public hearing next 
Tuesday, February 21, 1950. Washington Field Office will be advised if substantive 
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Pitts'burgh, and a fomer Agent of the FBI, personally called at the iattsburgh 
Office on Friday afternoon, Fel^ruary 17, 1950, and handed -to ^AGjOpEPH E, OHOENTpir ' 
a transcript wlxicb MATIHBvf QVETIC had given xinder the name of BOi^OE^DER on 
February 7, 1950 > and a "broadcast which is expected to he hroac^^Fofer Station KQT 
on Saturday evening, Fehruary 18, 1950. 



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without the knowledge of his firm. He does not know that copies of the broadcast 
and transcript were made. -SAG IHOESflOSr "believ es he can s top this hroadcast if 
the Bureau desires it, No comment v/as, made to I l and he did. not v^c'' 
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She purpoise of tbis meetiug is 
to take testimoay and d^po^ltioxi to show %hb 
activities of the Ooisinmni&t Party in Wes^tera 
Eennsylyaaia and in the tJnlted States of America* 
ai^d that is the reason we have a gentj^sian here 
^0 is knovn by the name of Boh Portert -^ that i^ 
not his correct naiae nor his aright name, Wt h0 
will use that name for the pizTpose of this meeting* 
and he will testify under Oath* 

Are you r^ady and willing to 
take an Oath? 



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3)0 you swear heforfe Almighty (Jodt 
the Searcher of all hearts, that the evidence and 
testimony that you give in this your deposition is 
the truth* the whole taruth and nothing hut the trutii» 
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swora, testified as follows: 

What is yottr jiaaet 

My vssi^ is Bob porter, '"'"'hat is not njy correc-t name, bat v»e 

ate tising it for this meeting here. 

^ere do you liire? 

I liTe in Pittsbori^, 

By "fctooia are you ^ttployed noVJ 

At th6 present time, well, I would ra,ther not ssiy, -- I may 

say uneiaploy6d, 

Well.^ were you enrployed* — do you want to tell us by wiiojB 

you were employed, where you worked? 

t&Bi --^ well, formerly i was employed by the i. B, I,,, &s an 

undercover agent. 

Wiat other work, 1^ whom were you employed in addition to 
that? 

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h^% ine ^sfc you this;- Vere you connected with any suhyarsiTO or 
Ooinanmist prganizatioBS^ nationally or locally? Were you e\fer 
connected with any Ooidnmnist 6r> as ve c^l thein^ suhver&liro 
organizations t nationally or Ibcallyt 
Well» in Aprils 19^>» I waB approached hy Agent B» 3,^.^. - 
3Iho$e are just his initialo* « and a^fced to perform a 
service for niy Opuiitiy? he told me I was in ^ position to 
do a real seirice^ and, of cotirse» th0 way he put it» ©or© 
than a reginsent of soldiers would dp, ajad that it was my 
patriotic duty if I could see ity way clear to do ^daat he 
^sked me to do* After two or three meetings vdth S* B», 
I consented to go along with him and do the wotk that he 
asked me* He asked me then to work along with the kiiawn 
Oommontst Sarty Memhers in the United States Ejsrployment 
Service #^ with a view -©# conviiicing them that I was a sincere 
^omcwnist sympathizer^ - this was in April, i941» Baadng 
the neat twenty** two months,, hecause I was in the Placement 
Service of liie tTnited States Employment Seirvice, ai^ was 
Ai*e to secure the confidence of people like Sidney HorovriLtz 
and otiiers, th;e Communist l^etxty here in Western Penn^lvania 
sent me many of their members to place in industrial occu- 
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A3 a result of my diligent wrfc tn "behaif of Oonmnmlst P^rty 
Heal)erst I was asked in letraaxyp 1943 ^ aftor twenty^tw 
»onths of ti^dns to JPin the Commujaist Party > at a Conmnmist 
Party Meetiag- In the Pif th Avenue Higti School, in Pitts-- 
Imr^ heret after listening to a speech of Slizaheth ffurley 
Plxigif I was asked to j din the Party^ and my ^plication 
for Party Memhership was signed Tjy Andy KoTak, a Western 
Peimsylvania GoBMunist Party Kemher» and Elizabeth Gurley 
Plinn» idixo is a Member of the National Ooiamittee of the 
Conaaunist Party^ Baling signed w applicationt I waited 
for a couple of weeks* Then I received a call froa Pete 
gaypgs»^ who at that tiifte w^ City Secretary of th^ OocBtunist 
Parigr* I had lunch with Pete Karpas and Dolly (kdaLor, ^o 
is now hi-s wife, at the Smithfieid Oafe, on Smithfield 
Street* At this luncheon, they asked me to attend a Party 
Branch Meeting, and I was a^ked to come to the home of 
Steve Pidler, at that time the husT)and of fiolly QbM^j for 
my first iBrsaich Meeting* Steve Didier is now a Meiaher of 
the tugo-S3a7 Cfovemmeh^ Staff at the tJhited Nations* At 
this meeting,. X found out they placed in the top, main 
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j>rofessiojaall lt)raiich of the Comnntoist ?fi^rty» Because of ay 
work in the United States Barployiaexit Service* I \teis con^lderedr 
as they explained to me, to l>e a pretty good catch* I might 
say here that Sidhey Horowitzt A OoimaiiBist Party Memhert ^o 
worfced with me at the ITiaited States iittploj^ent Sei*vice,. and 
\&xo has heen teaching school in Florida and Pul)a fop the past 
three or fonr years* had ^een of help to me in getting me 
into the Communist Party* Dqring the Winter of 1943-1944^ 
1 was approached ty P^te Ea3rpas » and a^ed that since I vas a 
Slavt they wonld like me to hecome active in Nations^ity 
work» itiasmuch as I was from a Slovene section^ and my 
parents came from Slovenia* I was an American^Slovene hy 
hirthw aiid after that mwch of w work during iny memhership 
in the Otomxmist Party was carried on in the Nationality 
Field* and on the District Committee of the Communist Party 
in Western Pennsylvania* So that I had ^become "both an 
elected jitemher and a^^very active fanotionary of the Ccmrtxnist 
Party* As a memher of this Commit tee, I was invited to 
participate in Policy Making Meetings* -- •f 

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What do you aeah V that, — • \&l0 elected y<mt 
A tou laean an elected i^esiber of the District Gommitteet 

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A Vfe h€iye District Oonfereiices* 

% Who attended lixat particular Conference that elected yOUt 

if you recall, how mariy were there, \^ere was it held, and 

SP forth? 
k Well* the first District 6onf^r^nce at which I was elected 

was h^eld at the Carnegie Salli^ on thi^ ITor^th Side# 
% Did you know Se6rge Seihel thent 

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% * Was iie there at that time? 

A %% \ have never seen figorge Set^el at a Party Meeting* 

% Who did atteiid that Meeting* \dio calied that Cdiiferencer 

v&o was in charge of it, do you jrecaU? 
A Well , I do not have those ?iotes with Be» I will have tp go 

Over soiae of ny notes* 
% How Jaany we3fe there, do you reiaeiaber? 

A Usually at those conferences, the ixuiaher varied from seventy- 

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A ^». 1944,, tt would have heep. either P«te Karpas or Jo6 Oocl^ 
fpey. 

Now* continue, 
A in 1944* jnps-t of my activity in the Communist Party was 

x^rorking with the Ilationaiity Gommtsslon, locally ana natioa*- 
all;^, as it was entrusted with the task of jreparin^ for 
the American*Slav Congress Convention, which was held in 
Pittshargh in i944» At that time,, the JJationality Oommis^ 
sioti met regularly in the Office of the laternational 
Wcikers Order, which at that time was located In the &olumhia 
Bank Buildihg,, Pourth Avenue, Pittshurgh, During the 
summer months of 1944, Masy PeCensky , a OommunislJ Party 
Member, ^d at that time the wife of George Perensky , stayed 
Irt Ptttshmr^^ for ei^t or ten v?eeks, making preparations 
for the Ameriean Slav OCngrfess, ahd she usually made reports 
at the Nationality Coiamittee Meetings. Planning and 
working for the nationality Commission at that time, end 
meeting with them regularly, were the following Memhers of 
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Party to woik for thi$ Convention: 

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Hary Eorensfey; 

Helen Vratel> ^o is now in Ke>; York; 

Mike Hanusittk; 

iinthony Minervidi; 

Galvin Brook; 

Mane Sucnjarj 

Matt Cveticj 

P^te B]a0,soyich and ixis wife,, Agnes j 

Kll6 MasroXo 
and 613aers# When I say others^ I mean vaiioue Oosannnist 
Party Memier^ eng^ed in ^Nationality Work were invited to 
participate in laeetings iid.th those other ji^mbers yiixo planned 
the Ajaeric^n-43flFft Congrees Convention here in 1944* 

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q Wa0 Steve Krall the National Secretaxy at that time? 

A I do not think soj I thittfc he was elected at that time^ I 
1944^ George Perensky wotjld vi$it here often at that timet 
and \idth Steve Krall and other Memhers of the CoimTmist 
Party would participate in planning activities of the 
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the verious comrrdtt^s, such, es the Kotnin^atiohs Coinmittees,. 
the Resolutions CduiHittees, the Oredential Committees* 
Besides, each Coinnranist Party Metriber£>oulc be placed oil 
eaoh Committee. I think, as a result of this, I vr^s placed 
on one or tvro of the Committees, I think two* As, a result 
of this, I %vas mede a member of the National Gotmnittee of 
the imerican-Slav Congress, In the Summer of that year^ 
1944, Al Landi was in charge of the Kationality Commission 
of the Communist Party, Tit S, A», and he frequently came to 
Pittsburgh, to meet with the Local Commission, for the 
purpose of, in Communist terminolifgy^ of "Hammer ang out 
Policy." He met ^ith our Commission rqe^lary^ probably half 
a dozen times or more, helped Mary Perensky t.o Tsnrite up 
Resolutions,/ and to porform and direct the vrork of the 
Nationality Commission of the Communist Party. During tbat 
year, I helped him with Nationality Work of the Comteutiist 
Party, in Cleveltod, Ohio, at a Keeti^g of the Hationai 
Commil^tee of the Amerioan-^Slav Congress there„ and with 
^e^erel c&ucuses held by the National Commission of the 
Americein-SlaT Congress. These meetings., ©nd more Especial- 
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ist tarts'- Leaders as Harry Justice ~-» 
JUBGB ODITHSE: 
Q lias I'feirxT Justice the same >nian vho v/as interested in the 

Croatian Fraternal Union? 
A Yes* Th57 vibtq attended by such CoimAunist Party Leadera a^t 

Harry Justice^ 

Gsorge ferena-ky, 

ilatt C^atic^ 

Mike Hanusiakj^ 
and others* As I recollect, at at least tvfo of those 
meetings, at least sixteen ware present* Sone of the names 
skip me J I T;ill brin^ them up later* 

Q 7,liere T7as that lleeting held in Cleveland? 

A At CLe^/eland, Ohio 

Q V/as it held at the u^rter Hotel? 

A It could have been* 

JVBC3 GU?JTH3Rt 

Q 7a^ it held at the Hollenden Kotel? 

A It could have been* I v;ill have to refer back to uiy notes* 



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A (Continued) In the Fall of 19kh^ I v;as asked hj llax '^:Jexs if 
I v/ould take, — Ilax Jeis y as then (liairman of the Con- 
laiinist Party in .vestern Pemisylvania, - he asked me if I 
T;ould take a job on the American Committee for yugo-^lav 
belief, and as I iva$ v/orking at that time for the United 
States Smployment oervlce.^ 1 -was asked to take a volxmtary 
assignment* I as^aimed this roll in December, 19hk^ my 
being on the Nationality Commission of the Communist party, 
knov/ing that I would assitnie this responsibility as part of 
my Communist ^Vork. 

Q ;inien did you become a meiriber or an employee of the United 

States Employment Serxdce? 
A In Beoember, 1?37* 
Q In 1937? Then you had already been ivorking there at the 

time you T/ere taken into the Goinmunist Party as a Ifember? 
A That is right, 

mu TAILOE: 
Q Tou got your job as a Civil oervice appointee? 
A Not at that time* Later on, i did take a civil service 

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seindce employees^ but v;hen I went to T7ork there there was 
no civil service in the U* S» jS.. S. 

m. mmmu 

Q 77ere there any other Communists 7/orking r/ith you in the 

United States ISmployiaent 3ervice^ that you kuoiv ofl 

A T.'gH, I nontioned ciidney IIoro^Txtz, he v;as in the Office, he 

ivas in the Plaoe^iient Service, and I i7as in tho Industrial 
Division, and because I xms in the Industrial Division^ he 
had to send these people to me^ 

Q That ivas for the purpose of placing .them in the various 

plants where they wanted to get a foot-hold? 

A That is right* 

JUDG3 GUKTHSRt 

Q That is^ to place the Communists in industry? 

A That is right, to place Coimnunists in industry. Dorothy 
. Sloan ^ nov; Dorothy Pauline Itoth, she is juarried nav, she 
^vas a Member of the Commum.st Party, and I could mention tao 
QT three others they r/ent to v/orlc for the American Comnittoe 
for Yuco-3lav Kalief, in I9hhy in December, 19kh^ I v;ant to 
say, too, that ^vhile I ;7as on this Conroittee, I v/as also a 
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and I attended meetiuirs in Pittsburgh and !Iew York, 7;here 
this Gonmd-ttee ym^ discussed, and the line of the Cornmtinist 
Tarty v;as to have the right to make Political decisions, 
and tho line ol* the Co^aionist Party fembsrs ii?ould maintain 
them, and at the ifetionality Meetings we ^ould discuss the 
policies^ and at at least one meeting in Hew York Git;^, - 
that v:as after Steve nelson became Ijatiortality Coimaission 
Head of the Coimunist Party, at the July, 19h$ Convention 
of the Coim:iunist Party, Doctor Sloba zore of the YugO'^lav 
Smbasey Staff gave Steve ilelson Hell because he failed to 
exercise the necessary discipline over Party Menbars in the 
Nationality Conmiission* At this meeting, in Ifev; York, 
there if^ere reports in the Langtxage Press, ivhich is located 
at lpl6 aast Street, the G. F* U*, that is the Croatian 
Praternal Union, by Leo Fisher %vho attended this meeting, 
that the Slovenian Natior^al Council of America, and i!att 
Cvetic who attended this meeting, and reports frou different 
llembers of the Nationality Group, on various aspects of 
their v;ork, and many Party t!0mbers were at this meeting, 
people like Steve Kelson and Doctor kiore, v/ho v^as also a 
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Q 7/110 called that meeting? 

A Steve Nelson. 

Q In v;hat location^ do you recall? 

A I do not have mj notes here, but it v/as held in a Hotel in 

Ne;? lork. As a matter of fact, v;hen they called this 
meeting, I v.^as asked to come to, a Xugo-Slav home, and the 
location was kept quiet until the last minute., and Fete 
3uscovich, also a I!ejHber of the IJationality Bureau of the 
Gormunists, I was aaked to go ivith him, and he took me to 
the place of the meeting, to the Hotel^ and v;hat trans-- 
pired at that raeetin?: v/as reported by me to the cloTarnment 
Agency by v/hom I 7;as employed ♦ 

Q You did that regularly > ^ report to the Government Aganqj^/ 

A That is right » 

Q IThat I want to get on record^ v»rere these meetings that tyet^e 
called, those conferences and such strategy meetings as you 
have described, were any mailed notices sent out for them? 

A Usually, for the Nationality Coimission Meettogs, that ^vas 
transBiitted by -ivord of mouth or by telephone, usually* 

Q They viere secret meetings? 

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of those laeetings, ks a matter of fact^ during the past 
three or four years ^ Steve Nelson as president delegated to 
ne the authority to call these meetings locally here in 
Western Pennsylvania^ and I did call the various members and 
tell th^m there v/ould be a meeting of the nationality Con:-* 
mission, at 1916 ^ast Street., or at the Ukranian Hall on the. 
South Side^ tell them the time-, and tell them to be present.^ 

Q They w^re all kept secret from the public? 

A That is right,, they were all secret meetings. At the 

Convention of the Coimunist Party in July, 19k5^ K^^c ;7eisj 
District Organiser of, the Communist Farty in rfestern Penn- 
sylvania., v/as replaced by Roy Hudson, as Bistrict Organizer, 
and Al landi^ Head of the Irrationality Gortimissioja, uas re- 
pla-ced by Steve Kelson* Under Roy Hudson, District Organ- 
izer, and Joe Godfrey, District Qiairmain, I served on the 
finance CoHmittce of the Communist Party in .Testem Penn- 
sylvania, and i*or the next four years was expected to take 
a leading roll in organisins affairs for the CoiriRiunist Party, 
such as picnics and Party Meetings* During this time, 
ive set up for this purpose a Labor Press Committee, v/hich 
i7as set up in the Organizational Comiittee of the Communist 
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such as picnics and raffles, for the benefit of the Coimmm-- 
ist Party in TTestern Pennsylvania* This Coj?jinittee T;as com- 
prised of t^vo members, either myself as Chairman or Secre- 
tary, or iiike Hanusiak as Chaiarman or Secretaary, and in the 
last year or two Pat Kush v;as luade Ghairsian, and I r/as made 
Secretary* 

Cj IJy recollection is that you said that either one or the 

other ivas Ohairman* May I ask this:-^ In the Cominiinist Party 
set'-'up^ there is inevitably a superior officer to ivhom you 
report? 

A float is right ♦ 

Q For example, filing your parsonal famly association report,, 

and so forth., to v;hcta do you turn in those reports? 

A Alt/ays to the District Organiser ♦ 

Q So in this case, it v/as Eoy Hudson? 

A At that time, it T/v^as Roy Hudson, yes# 

jimas GommRt 

Q 1 want to ask you this. Bob Porter, did you at anytime hear 

any statements made by nny of these people that you mentioned 
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revolutioti in this CoxmtiTj to overthrov^ otir Government by 
forca? 
A \7ell, I have often heard this atatement made^ — beoatisa 

the question is so important and its implications so, broad — • 
I v^ould say that in my time in the Coimrmnist Party^ I have 
attended classes rdmre v^fe v/ere ta^ight this as a pre--requisitaj, 
or I should say as a necessity^, to bring Ccoiumunism to the 
United States.. 

Q By T/hom \7ere you taught tha;t? 

A I7ell, more recently, by Bill Albertson, in a class in 

January, 19k9*^ 
Q ;7here v/as that cl^^s? , 

A lii^O Tfood Street, third floor* 

Q I'hat is in Idttsbxirgh? 

A In PittsbxiTghf I have often hoard Steve Kelson refer to 

this Government as "The enenf^.^ 

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of Steve rielaouj^ but I want to ask you particularly now \'r±bh 
reference to the classes that you am talking about ^ on 
¥ood Street, v/ho sponsored those classes, wheti did they 
0tart, v/ho paid for the hall, and so forth? 

A ;Tell> I can go back, - I do not have to go back, - I can just 
refer to my notes* I \iaB a Member of the Organisational'^ 
iiducational Conmilttee of the CoHiaunist Party in V/estern Penn- 
sylvania for about three years j v/e pla^nned and worked out 
organisational and educational problems, auch as dues collec- 
tions, registration and educational programs, 

Q \liiBn you say "VJo**, t/ho su^j^e^ted that, -*^ certainly, it r/as 
not your sunc^stion? 

A IJo* 

Q T;ho suggested that you do those things, v/ho coJiauunicated vilth 

you to make the arrangements for those things, and v/ho attend- 
ed the classes, and inhere did you get the people from that 
did attend? 

A V;ell> at those meetings, Roy Hudson v/as also Chairiuan of our 

Organisational-^Sducational Coi^miittae of the Cbmmunist Fartyj 
then there v;as Dave Grant, and tDleanor oachter, and Bessie 
oteinborg — - 

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k No 5 I do rxot think they are related. Lxid myself^ ive com- 

prised the 0rganizatlonal--3ducational Comiflittee,. S^ dis** 
cussed the educational set-up, the membership, such as 
VBzxstvatxoxi and dues* :^ch liembsr of this Gonimittee v;as 
expected every oaturda;/ to call a meeting, and 7/hen vre met 
to jnake out a report. I can say, as my part of this, I 
used to organi'^e affairs in the aurnriier ^iionths, such as 
our picnic, and I r/as esipected to knor^ how many tickets 
v;er3 sold for raffles, and so forth, and hoT7 much jaoney T;as 

received. 

for 

^ Where did you get the class members 4^ these classes? 

A From the branches, - v/e did not solicit^ - T/hat T/e did ^ras 

set up programs in branches and clubs of the Coimnunist party* 

Q In Branches and Clubs of the Gomiunist Party? 

A That is right* 

0^ In other v/ords, e^ovy branch of the Conmiunist Party v/as 

notified to attend and participate in these classes? 

A V/ell, no, it r/as done this viByt^ iThen ^e, - I usa the v/ord "7/e",^ 

"iibBxi v/e had hammered out an educational program, then it 
T/ofld be taken doivn to the branches of the lov/er level., or 
if it ^vere something for the higher level, maybe one j:nember 
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education, at a centralized location, at that time usually 

at 440 Wood Street^ vhich was our office.. 
Q In those educational sessions., did you ever have participate 

any profeeso ra or staff memlpers of any uaiyers i ties or 

colleges in this area> that ^ you reeollect t 
A Well,, in w early days, the only College professor was Ernie 

Eies* TJhei I met Ernie ^ he was up at lew Kensington; isore 

recently, I think he is hack in Pittehnrgh, hut not too 

active^ 

(^ Did you discuas the overthrow of the Government of the United 
States, in these meetings or clashes? ' 

A X Will he' very frank on this question, it is a very delicate 
one, and usually handled very suhtly hy the Communist Party* 
1 \rlll ^ust give you an illustration of what occurred in 
these classes, and you c^n come to your o\m conclusion on 
this. V/e would organise a cla$s, at 440 Wood Street, for 
important K0m'ber& of the Communist Party, for maybe memhers 
of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party in Western 
Ponngylv^mia* Kow, the om class that X attended, my^jeif, 
a3 one of the leading functionaries, v.^as la&t January, 
February and ^3aroh, 1949, with Ur. Albertaon, who wae 

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District Cliairran of tho Conmimist Ptrrty aiid: viio xias Iiistruo- 
tor jLri thjg claa^^ iioir^ th^i bool^Let t'-ioj used v/as "Tlieary 
aiid Practice of GoaEtamiisxa.*^ :\ovr^ if yotx Imo u^ at that tiiae 
^he people gtarted vriLgoninj^^ up to tho real program of the 
CoiiMunist Poo^tj, and that ±B ^^Uorld Revolution^" How, in 
this neeting. Bill iabcrtson xrac rerj coroful to ev-iide thia 
question^ but the reading, - and I have hook^ and roaterial 
to 0ubetantiat'£* tliis -- that '^ere laid doxm as **inuat^^' reading^ 
the books that he laid doi-m as programs of action are. such 
books as ^*State and Revrolutiorf^j "History of the Comraunist 
Party of the Soviet Union^^j "Goirimuni^t Ilmifcsto^^ and nany 
other books i&ich I xrill present to th^ Co?mittoo and point 
out in detail that these books specifically ^aro v/ritten 
for the purpose of advancing a revolution and educating the 
Coinmuiiist Party neril^ers to their roll, which is to over- 
tlirow the Government, and establish a dictatorship of the 
proletariat, ^ 

JUDGE GOHHIEE: 
Q C^n ^.''ou give the names of those people who advocated the 

ovorth^oH of our Government by force, — did you ever hear 
a I'lc* Dolsen-, a roprosentative of the Daily ilorkor, rakcj a 

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stateiaent lil^e that? 
:^^ Tes, I have iijliere in my not: By soraev/here, if I oem take 
the time to find it^ V7hc.rc' that very statement vaB xmd^ by 
Jim Dolmen ^nd by Hy Schlcsinger^ by Jiia Dolsen laany times, 
mid at least once m twice by Hy Schlesinger, 

m* BIPRKS: 

Q.4 IJlio is Hy Gchlesinser? 

iU E^^en Schlosiriger, he jg an ilttorney here in Pittsbiirgh* 

Q^ ^'5mt did you hen^" Hymen Schlesins^r say, if you can recall? 

A.» Dolsen and Sclilesin gor, both^ I have it. here in w notes., 
if I can take a moment* llhlle attending a meeting in Ifew 
lorl:, -^ again I xd-ll have to refer to m^^ notes to get the 
date, — * it was in 1949, x^e imre at a. eonf oi^ence thartj Hymen 
Schlesixigor, lalo iisjaula, Geot'ge t/uchijiich ond Xi)irB'Ol£ had 
dinnei* togetbc^r at a restatirant near tho hotel vjhere we ^;ore 
attending this conference, and Iiy:aen ScIil'0^inger xaade the 
statement, "l-fnile w. have a big party in Uevi Jarlt City, I 
don^t see hovi we can have a sucoessf-ul revolmtion in this 
County unless ue get control of Pittsburgh .^^ *njo nust 
build the GoJTmunist Party in Pittsburgh to wage a successful 
revolution",* 1 can also quote Jin Dolsen^ tocol Sdltor of 



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Svj Daily Worker, :jho gtatcd to no ^ in August^ 194^, - and I 
Xvill elaborate on this laeeting in 1%% bccaiuse tha;t was 
the tizae vjlion Stove Ifelson ciuae here to c^£;aiiise, -• Jira 
Dolmen ixtde a s^cateaont sirdlsr to HTiasn Gclilesinger^ alon,'^ 
the saue linej "I do iaot su^ hov; ve can have a successful 
revoluba;on here in this Gountrjr ^rithout getting control of 
the stoel,. ooal aad electrical industries here*" He anado 
this statefcut ef ter a speech bj Ilenrj Hineton^ National 
Board IfeHber, who carae here to introduce Steve ralson a^ the 
niM Bistrlct Organiser ^ k recent ^tatajaeat on revolution 
here vfa0 nad<3 by £111 Go2?dOG^ a m\t steel organiz^^r, who 
was brought in h^re in tho past yaar^ by tho Goj^iniTmist Part.y^ 
to h:^lp organise the steel worlc^s here-; Dill Gordon told 
x^Oj one ex^enin^ after a ncoting at 9-43 Liberty Avenue, and 
that was a iieetin^ of the Horth Side Sr:<ction of the Coia- 
munist Party, I ^rant to irialce tlxla clear, ^'^If vre 3ove Pitts- 
bursh an inch, ve caai ja0V<^> the Country a Bile", ar^jd I vajit 
to mention that be cau go it shows in what <-jstlTjiation the 
GorEiimist Party IT. S, A., holds Pittstojcrgh ar^d lfest':rn Pemi*- 
sylvajaia, 

Q. How long have you l3aovm this Bill Gordon? ^ ^ 



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^^* I mil 3ay six or seven months* He was brought in hero 

last 0uly» 
Q# Ee ±B still here? 
1* He is still hore^ 

Q* ;fe^ he introduced to you as a Partj I-^iiber? 
A* les^ he vas. 1 have attended iiiany Goimimi^t Partj listings 

-uith Bill Gordoa» 
^* ^fnat do you thirJ: tho effect of his being h^re ha^ beon, -^- 

has he done any good anpnggt the steel vorkorat 
A* ^ell, originally 3il3, uas assigned out to the Duquesne 

section, where the Coinraunist Party has concentrated in . 

the Oarnegie Steel iirea* lii the lagst tno Montha, Bill 

v&B assigned to the Korth Side section^ as the Jiorth Side 

Section Organiser, vhere they have Qompanies like Carnegie 

Steel, the Isabelle Furnace, Crucible Steel, the Heinz 

Plant., in which the GoKUAunist Party is very much interested; 

in the Ijanchester area , vrhere they are trying to do a lot 

of work aia ongst^ the Me^^o vark^vB^ 
0^, Has he been conducting any youth activities among the steel 

workers? 
A^ The Goimuurdst Party in l^este3?n Pennsylvania have brought 

into tliie District a Special louth Organiser, to set up a 



, Bob Portor 

Icuth Cor^ttee lie^re, they call it the labor louth League, 
whieix is also a Cojmmmst front organiaatioa, and they got 
as the Organiser of this Goumiittee Hal^oid Qr^ielc, "Stomy^^ 
Qrziek^ he is the District Or^ganjger of the GQimtmiat Party 
in Ife stern Pennsylvania for youth activity* 

Q* VJhat does he do as a front ^oW 

iii^ t don't know^ -*- v?eXl, jeB^ I do lmo% — he is w.cr Icing for 
Lou BortSi, on Liberty Avenue^ as a repairman , an appliance ^ 
repairinanj Lou Borts is also a tferiber of the Goimatqiist Party; 
he lives out m*ound the South Hills, somewhere* 

Q* MCM, do you want to go hack to the sequcirxce of yoiar previous 
connections? 

Continue on x^th you r oth^r activities^ 
and then I h ave a f ov q uestions that I vra nt to 
ask you ^ 
A* % ^rorfc T-Jith Boy Hudson,. District Organiser of thc^ GoMnuniot 
party, from the Ifetional Convention of the Cormmiist Party 
U^ S^ A^, in 1945> continued for .some three years^ I uo t, as 
a Kember of the GpriimTmist Party^ of the nationality GosKais*- 
, sion.,^ ^jith hi m, ¥ith Roy, as a Member of thv J*ir.ance Djstriiot 

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GoimltteeB^ I almost met daily with Roy>, on strategy of the 
American-^Slav Oongress,. of which I vas Secretary^ and I 
would lilce to state here how the change from Eyself as 
Secretary to George Huchinich came abcut.^ •* this was also 
engineered by the Coiminmist Barty, through Roy Htidson> -^ we 
had lunch do^-m at the Y.» lU 0* 1^, on Third Ivenue and Wood. 
Strefet., and Roy Hudson asked ne, since George Xfuchixiich was 
a Veteran and would not be so subject to attack as I would 
be^ in the Ani^a^ican'-Slay Oongre^s^. if I wcttLd step out as 
Secretary^ aid let George TJuchinich step in, because he would 
be able to carry on our work better, siiice he was a Teter.a^ 
a nd I was not ♦ Of course, that did not take too much con- 
vincing, and I left the j,ob, and Roy Hudson was very pleased,, 
Blaring this tenure with the American-Slav Congress, I worked 
very well as Executive Secretary, and, as I have pointed out 
already, I left it at Roy Hudson^s request, and George 
yuchinich cbmo in^ I worked with George very closely, and 
with Rc^j we net and discussed the work of the American-Slav 
Congress^ including the program at W«L^O»A«^ and including 
the column which George ^iuchinich carried in inany newspapers, 
under his own nai^e, and including all the activities, ajad 
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usually by Roy Hudson,. George and BQrself ,, at first at 
Tambellini* a Restaurant or the t. lU C* A* Iiater on, it 
would be discussed at the nationality GoEffidssion Heatings, 
and then it would be carried into the Ebcecutive Gonroittee 
Meeting^ of the ibiericon-^lav Consreas* I want to point 
out here that about Juno, 194^, The imerican--Slav Congress, - 
I could use the x^ord "distorted"' horo, ~ but the rule was 
that only Corjiatmist Party Heiabcrs would attend Ej^ecut^ve 
Board meetings* Ihat seemed anusing to mc at the time, be- 
cause thr"^^ nationality Coimnission would meet at 1916 East 
Street, and discuss affairs of the meetings of the Executive 
GoiiimittGe, and then in the evening, td.th one or two <izcep*- 
tions, the some members would attend the Executive tfeetin^s 
at the Fort Pitt Hotel * Jn August, 194^, a Meeting of the 
District Gosmdttee of the Coiamutiist Party was called, in 
the Lecture Room of the Horth Side Garnegio I&sic Hall, - 
that was on Saturday and Sunday, - I do not liave thi2 exact 
date but I can refer back to it, *- it vras in August, 194S* 
To tliis conference,, came Henry liTinston, Kember of the 
National Board of the Comiaunist Eartyj Steve llelson, tip to 
that tine Secretary of the JTationality Commission, and Andy 
Cnda, a steel organiser^ The principal report at this 

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Distriot G0]3f eraacB;, \ihidh va^ attended by laaybe seventy-* 
five or one hundred Members, the ntmiber varying, of cotir&e, 
because sorae Membero v/otild attend one session laaybe on 
Saturday,, and maybe not eome back on Stinday, *- I can give 

you the names of soiae of the Heiabers who attended thi^ 

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Coixfcronce, but at that particular inference, Ilomry Winston 

Kiade the principal report* In liis report., Henry Winston 
stressed the importance of Western Pennsylvania in the 
struggle t*o bring Goimnunism to America? He^ry Winston said, 
^'!I?he Kational Board of the Goinmunist Party recognises 
Western Pennsylvaxiia as a strategic and focal point in the 
Communist Revolution j we are sending our best a^ganiiacrs 
here to carry on the x^ork of organising th:^ workers oraongst 
the stnol, mining and electrical work^s> and the youth*^^ 
At tld.s point., he presented Steve Ifelson, who made his 
first appearance here*, I think it vas obvious to most 
everybody that Steve Kelson va^ being sent here by the 
National Board because he knows this District-, and the 
nation^ Board recognises the importance of Western Penn- 
sylvania because the Unitdd States Steel is located here^ 
Henry Winston s^d, ^H'fe are sending Comrade Helson here 

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becatiSB the Hational Board f iill:>^ recognise^ the strategic 
importance of Pittsbiirgh a.s the ateel, coal aiid electrical 
center? United States Steel is located here ^" He then, 
also, introduced ^xxdy Qnda, who from that time has be^ n a 
Steel Organiser for the Homestead-Duquesne-Braddoek Area> 
tmd-, of course, this includes all of 17est:rn Pennsylvania,. 
but this section up where United States Steel is located 
has been selected as the concentration ^rea of the Goiiiai'uni&it 
Vertjf U* S« A* Others x^jho have appeared on the scen3 since 
this so-called reorganiziatipn have been Henry Qrsick and 
Bob Jones^, two louth Organisers-^ Bill Gordon, a Steel Cfegasi*^ 
i2er.> and others, lik,: Dave Grant who is now orgaaaizing xxp 
at East Pittsbtirgh at the IJestinghouse Plant, « and when 1 
say, **'ergaQiaing" I ara talking about OoMiunist Jfemb^s, - 
others who have since appeared on the scene are Sa^ Beed, 
an old-time organiser, who was organising ixp aroimd Ecie.^ 
One other thing iaa this concentration work, mar^ Goiaaunists 
were assigned from the Western Pennsylvania District to 
this concentration ar^^-a, Homestead-^Broddocl^-Duquesne., to 
help organizing up there, some of whom were Alex Steinberg, 
from Squirrel Hill; Sleanor Sachter who was sent up to that 
concentration area; Bessie Steinberg^ and there if ere others, 

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but these are just a few names that oome to me at random. 
The imxri thing I want, to point out here is that the GoimHun- 
ist Party in the IT^ S, A*,^ recognises so much the stristegic 
±mpoTtmxc^ of jEittsbur:gh that they arc- now concentrating 
on th© specific section where iJhitod States Steel is located^ 
the Hotoesiead-Braddocfc-Duquesne ^ea. 

I would like to go back to the JxtLj^ 1945 Con- 
vention of the Cojomunist Party^ and give in my oviii words 
the reason why Earl Browder was ousted from Leadership in 
the Coitounist Party ,♦ In the first place, in the Qomnunist 
Party every Ifember is ejcp^dable, I attend ^^d the Katioiial 
Convention of the Communist Party, in New Xork, July, 1945,, 
and before and after that date % was^ sent many articles on 
the mistakes of the Communist Party* The Jacqtte Duclose 
Article *~- 

JUME GDlITHEa: 

^^ Jacque Duclose wa6 the tead^r of the German Comunist Pa3^ty? 

A, He was the leader of the Ji^ench Oommunist Party ♦ On- the 

basis of the iJational Convention ^d the meetings I attended 
before and after that Convention, Earl Browder wa^ ousted 
from the Lead^ship for only one reason, a very strategic 

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Cornn-anist reas^on^ and that is^ Jarl Brov;der tallced *- dixring 
the ysars of the Jar, especially^ - that Oonnimism and 
Capitalism can liira peacefully for a long time to come^ and 
that Gprziiiuuism can be achieved by peaceful means* This 
particular "crime" after the Dualose article^ and at the 
National Convention of the Coirmiunist Party, beearae Iraorm as 
"BroT/dersiia^ *^ the "crime" of teach5.ng and advocating peace- 
ful transition of Socialism, after the lS^ii5 Oonyentiomxa^ 
called "Brov/derisri, " and at this Convention and subsequent 
lueeting's that I attended in "Jestern PennsylvaiUa, T;e came 
to the conclusion^ - and vhen I say "r/e", I mean the line 
tras handed dotai to the !Ierabers of the Coraiunist Party to 
f ollov;, and that is that the only vay Coinriunisn can be 
attained in this Country is by folladng the teachings of 
Lenin, llarx and Stalin* 
JDDaa GUNTHSS: 

Q And that is Jorld Revolution? 

A vtorld Revolution, that is right, that became International 
GoirsiTiUnism, that vt-b are going to struggle to bring about a 
dictatorship of the prolateriat,. and the Brov;dsr books xreve 
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in order to educate the masses, ±a their v/ork, that th^sre nitist 
h$ a Conmianist r evolution j r/e u^era supposed to be the vanguard 
or the Cdinmunist Par%-, beaching thera to overtliroT/ their , 
bosses,, the O'oyernment^ and so forth* I did mention before 
that I have often heard Steve rielson, and others-, like Roy 
Hudson, refer to bhis Government as "The enemy," and at least 
one time,- - I think it is very interesting, because I talked 
to Steve about the Chinese uoverment^ and v/e got to talld-ng 
about China and help from the United States, and Steve ITelson 
said, Kle should take all tlie money, i^iaohinery and whatever 
else vre can get from the suckers over here; it vdll help 
quicken th^ fight of tiie ne^7 Government*" 

Q That is the nevr Government of China? 
A That is right, he said tknt tliat ivould help us quicken the 

revolution here, xJ;at it v/ould hasten the revolution here, - 

'that ",^e should take all the money, laachinery and xrhatever , 

else vie can get from the suckers over here;," 

JX»GE GTOTHiEit 
Q He raeant to say that the -a;i:ierican people are cuokars? 
A Ttet is richt., ho said.;, "Let us take fron the enei^y^^^ that is 



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tho Govermian-fc of the United 3tat6S> ^^all ve cau.j tliat v.lll 
hasten the revolution here.^' I do not vrant to use the v;ord 

"^verthroi7", I v;ant to say that they are very careful in ^ 

using such vforda, especially today, they are a little ivor- 
ried about being picked up on this point.. I vrant to nake' 
clear that in liieir teachings they have many books v/hich 
today are teriaed "must reading"^, theoretical books t/hich 
must be learned if you r/ant to be a real Goimr.unist and 
vanguard of the T;orld.ng class^ you have to learn Ilar^rC ard 
Lenin's theories of violent revolution, and teach theii^ td 
the *^7orking class •• 

It has been stated offically by the Cormunist Par^ijr that 

the road to revolution is trade-union novement.? 

That is correct. 

Have you evar been told that, officially? 

Yes, as a mattei^ of fact^^ I have many notes hare*, I ivill try 

to illustrate tais, that the Communist Party v;orks tivo 

v;ays., they r/ork T/hat they term legally and illegally^ they 

also vork to infiltrate organisation groups, or organised 

trade unions* Hovfever,. I v/ant to make it vet^^- clear here, 

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imionistn^ I believe the xvorkers ha^e a right to orgaixlsej 
but I also x^ant to point out that the Com^ixinist Party^s 
only interest in trade unions is to utuliae them as an 
instiromant for oyertliro'vfing; the United States Qoraxmnnt^ 
I T^ant to Kiake that point clear^ because \rhsn you expose 
Ooinmunism they are going to say that you are anti^labor, 
and I am not anti-labor t 

Q I laaovr that^ Bob, Uan you at this time^ name off --hand 

some of the leading Coninruniist labor men in this area,, and 
in 7;hat particular branch of the labor field th^?* are 
carrying on their activities? 

A v7ell, up to this meeting, I have not gone toomuch in?feo 

making a list of names,, but I can mention some, for example -^ 
I have met many tmes, and 1 mean Cojnraunist Party Ilesib^rs, 
of the United Electrical ITorkers, I have met ^om Pit^patriok. 
JUDGE GUKTHm: 

Q Is he a Goiitmunist? 

A Ton Fitspa trick is a Goimuunistj he has attended CoMfiunist 
Pariy meetings here in Pittsburgh and in ISeri lork*. 

Q Did you e\^er meet a :'r* Amspak? 

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!ieinber, I have met hini iVequentlyi I have met Steve Rossnerj 
he is a lleniber of the Gommtmist Paf ty^ I have attended 
Gomnmnist Pariy IJaetings i^dtth Tom Quinn, who is alstj a 
Ilemfeer of the Coxnntinist Partyt 

Q Bid arx7 of those gentlenen make the same statement about a 
revolution and overthrovdng our Government bj force? 

1 Let me be very clear and specific, on this* These people do 
not talk revolutionj as a matter of fact,, that is the one 
thing thegr do not do« They are interested^ first in 
gainin^i; control of trade unions,^ mass organization* Their 
program for r/orld revolution is laid doTm^ in the teachings 
of Lenin and Ilarx, and I have books to ^substantiate this* 
I Imve attended class rath Jack Sortiski. Noit^ in mining ' 
here in 'Testern Pennsylvania,^ Y.hile the Comi/iunist Party is 
not too strong, they have been given the Job of organising 
the Coinunist Party !Jembers amonp the coal miners, and they 
have run into much opposition there, from John L* Levd^s, be- 
cause I believe that John L- Leivis knovrs %7hat the Comiiunists 
are up to* Gabe Kish of Trashing ton County has been given 
the job of organi^sing the miners in ITestern Pennsylvania^ 
but^ they have not been too successful amongst the miners, 
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Q Do you kapri Albert Snith? 

A Yee, T know Al Smith* 

Ci Do you knav Lee CoganV 

A Yes, I kae;T Lee Gogan verj^ vrell* 

Q v^laare is he noir? 

A I don.^t Icnov/j he left, here to go to Gomisoticut^ or IJm 
Jersey or ite? lork^ 

Q Do you knovv Fred Hogue? 

A ITo • 

Q Turner, an Officer of the U-^ 3* ? 

A Ifo, I don^t thinly so» 

Q Do youknorj- aw other Trade Union Leaders vrho are Comaitnists? 

A Ies» 

Q Bob, will you tell ue nor;., specifically, wtet office or con- 
nections you have rdfeh the various Ji^ont Organisations or 
Official l^ar-fe^ Organisations, at this time? 

A Yes, I will brealc them do^Tn into, first, actual Cosi^uniat 
Party Organisations. I have held or hold no:i7, first of all, 
a Llerabarslup in the Co.:iTriunist Part U. S, A., since Februar^y-, 
19k3i I have been and eldll am a iJember of the District 



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CGminittee o£ the Gommtmist Partjr of VJestern Pennsyl-^aiias 
I hava been a Member of the Jinance Comriittee of the Gommu'^ 
ist jL-'arl^ of Tre^tern Pennsylvania j at present I am a Hember 
of the North Side Section Coramittee of the Coimnunist Part;r 
of N^estern Pennsylvania j I have been a Member of the Tom 
Payne Professional Branch of the Goirmittnist Party of V/estern 
Pennsylvania^ I ai^ a Heriber of the fJorth Si.ie Club of the 
Gomunist Parly of 'Jestorn Pennsylvania:) I have been a 
Ileraber of the Organizational^Sducational Goa-iittee of the 
Oormntinist Party j I am at present a Ilember of the !Jationali1y 
Goxnission of the ComEmnist Party U« S. Aj I an Secretary 
of the Slovene Bureau of the GoBmunist Party^ TJ* S» A.) 
I T/as a Ilember of the 3ast End Glub of the Coia^unist farty, 
\Testern tennsylvania^ I iTas a I^ember of the lav»rencevLlle 
Club of the Communist Party, lies tern Pennsylvania* IJat7^ 
those are the Gorrimittees, Clubs or Branches to rrhioh I belong 
either in western Pennsylvania or Nationally, ^ and most of 
niy national vrork dealt \vith Kationality work* 

Q All of these offices that you have just recited were acquired 
as an undercover agent? 

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of this Qrgaaizatiou? 

A That is correct,, 

Q And of the Party itself? 

A Ttet ie xlght* 

Q And you have been asked to remain in this T/ork, for the time 
beinjj, by us, i^ tint correct? 

A That is correct. 

Q , Will you tell us, for the record,, hov/, the Communist Coisis- 
sions T/ork dovm through Ifee various organi2.ations, from your 
notes? 

A J3S^ 1 believe I can. For example, some of my most impprtaitfa 
•vTorfc xms done in the SationaHtj'" Goitimission of the Goismmist 
party U* 3» A,, ivhich is entrusted rdLthlhd task of directing 
the %vork of Communist Party !.!embers in Nationality organiza^ 
tions* Bae Co^nmunist Party U. S. A., have functioning in 
this Countxy a body loior/n as the National Comr^ission of the 
Communist Party TJ, S. A., to v/hich job, during my llenbership 
in the Communist Party as an uaiercovar agent., one of the top 
functionaries of the National Office of the ConKaunist Party 
ivas assigned,, Luring my rork in the Comraunist Party, this 
body - I should say the ifational Gomnission -^ v/as directed, 
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the IJabional Gonvantion of the Gommunist Party^ in bka Sm^m:^ 
of 19h$3 thio rrork vras turned over to Steve ifel^on*^ In 19l|&^ 
T/hen Steve IJelson case to .lestern Pennsylvania to organis^e 
in this strategic^ in the v;ords of the iTational Board of the 
Comraunist }r^arty, "Ste^l^ mning axrf electric araa^^, this iroTk 
T;as turned over to Arnold Johnson, vfho up to thia time xras 
an Official of the Gonmiunist Party in the State of Ohio* I 
vjant to nention these names because the Gornun3.st Party 
stresses very much rationality ITork ;7hen they aasirn one of 
their top functionaries, that is,. Al Landi, Steve Kelson 
and Arnold Johr^on* I have sat in many policy naldng ^aet- 
in^rs* Hhsse neetin.?s v/ere called for tha pixrpose of direct- 
in;^ the activities of nationality coBTades in such orGani.aa- 
tions as the International !7orkers Order j the ^i:?.^rican'^lav 
Congress J The American Committee for the Protection of 
Foreign Born; tte /in?.3rican Yugoslav Relief Co;siiit see, and 
such oxganisations* It also directed the v/ork of the 
coiorades in such organisations as the Croatian Councllj 
the Serbian Congress 5 the Sloveniazi'-.inerican ITabional Council^ 
the Cormmiis^} Press,, and the n^atspapers of the Interna tional 
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Ifetionality Co:irades in the Civil Kights Cong^ressj in the 
Progressive Party, &ad in organizational activitiea or 
oanj:a±gns either started by the Coxamiinxst Party or in Tvhich 
the Ccramtm.st Party felt they could bring the Party line. 
I Tiaat to elucidate a little further on this . In addition 
to the national Bureau, v/hich met to discuss iJatioml 
Policies, there v;ere FationaHtr Goimnissions , and there are 
presently operating nationality Gomissions in the principal 
Cities of the United States, hav^ing attended Tfieatin^ts in 
Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Ifev; lork i7ith some of the Keabers 
of these Cowdssions^ in oth^:* vrcrds,. on a National basis t;e 
called it the Ifational Bureau^ and at other times vfnati xre 
rould liieet in the City of Pittsburgh or Jet; xork, ^e ^Tould 
^ call it a GoMission, and xre atill have Coz^ruissions* 

Q. I T/ant to ask you this question, Boht^ uo you hv9v:e access to 
and can you produce, for Governmental Ajenciea, documents or 
any ev5.dence of the activities of the Gomunist Part:;,^ besides 
your testiruony^ and r/hat is the nature of the evidence that 
you can produce., correspondence or any other official docu- 
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A, Well^ fir$t of all, moat of those documents that might }>e termed 
pertinent evidence were turned over to the Government agency for 
whom I Was operating* 

Q Some of them consist of wha,t type of document? 

A Well,, up until I guess two or three years ago, notices for 

meetingGf, for some branch Party Meetings were sent outi reports 
were typev/ritten up for Leaders of the Communist Party to take 
dosm to their subordinate members, and so forth, and I carried 
a Party Card for seven years* At the present time, no Party 
Cards are issued* 

Q Since when? 

A l^ell^. for "the past two years, — at least, I have not been 

issued a Party Card for this year^ 

Q In 1948, Party Cards were issued? 

A Yes, they were, but I cannot recoil eot no party Card since that 

time* 1 kno7/ I did not get one thi^ year. 

Q ire you a dues-paying member of the Parlgr? 

A Yes, I am* 

ft To whom do you pay dues? 

A Virell, I pBy dues to the Branch Secretary* 

Q What is his name? 

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Uorth Side Secretary^ then they are transmittod to th^ District 
Secretary , who transmits them to the Kation^l Office. 

Q I believe you isat in or %vere a mejnber of a group that controlled 

the policy for the Erst Street publications, at 1916 East 
Street? 

A , At times., yes ,r, but not <alT/aysj they h^d many meetings that I 
did not attend because I T;,as not a member of the staff over 
there *- 

Q Aside from the staff members^ were you present at eny: policy 

forming groups or conferences v;here the sta^f members \v.ere told 
iwhat the Party wanted carried by the newspaper?? 

A Yes, I attended many meetings y/here the papers were told what 

to do, either by Steve fieXson or by Arnold Johnsoii* 

Q When you say ^^The papers*^,. ju$t specif iceily who was told what 

to do> and did they take orders? 

A Well now, here, for exejnple, especially in recent months, there 

has been a feeling that the papers maybe are not doing as good 
a job on Tito as they should be doing, so Steve Kelson, up 
until he broke his leg last November, if?:ould attend thos.© 
meetings* You asked me who some of those members are that he- 
met with, *^* vreil, Leo^ Fisher, 

Q Vfhat was his position? 



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A Well, over there, everybody cells himself the Editor, but 

Leo Fisher Xb tho Ifeneger of the Ajnerican Progressive Printing 
Company, and he also $at in on the policy of the newspaper,, hs 
well as Mary Sumrak, Tony Minervich, Arthur Betftl., Fr^k Tadej^ 
~ I Want to point out here that lony Minervic:h, Leo Pisher and 
Mary Suinrak usually are considered the t op, at least I thought 
they were, because meetings were called when others were not 
there, but they were always there, ^ now, that is the Croatian 
Press. Then the Serbians have their own^ the Slovaks have 
their o\m. On the Serbian Press you have I5ilo Manrual.^ Umio 
Susnjar, JJiOk Baltich, Chorles ?inick» Then on the Slovak 
Pre^s you have John Ru3in and John Suskar.. 

Q Does George T/uehinioh have anything to do with any of thos^ 
publications? 

A Wo. 

Q How about Minervich? 

A Minervich is a Ifexnber of the Serbian GoiBmittee* 

Q Do you know where he is now? 

A I could not say J I haven^t had anything to do with him for 

quite sometime, -• I will say for years. 

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that you had pergonal contact with? 

T^^ell, some of the members of the Kational Bureau 7/ith whom I 
hove attended Coimnunist Party Meetings., - and I v:BXit to point 
out hero that these meetings were always- xsalled by either 
Al Landi, or Steve Nelson, or Arnold Johnson^ who were in 
charge of the Nationality GoHmiis.slon.y - n6W|. thes^e are 
National Buroau Members who attended l^olicy Making Meetings 
on National Level: 

George P^r^nsky^ Executive Secretary of the 
Amerioan-*Slav Oongress; 

Sam Meldron of that I^iterhational Y^orkers Order, 
and who often times conducted the aotMties in many of the 
conferences, in the absence of Nelson or Johnson; 

Abner Oreen., Executive Secretary of the American 
Conimittee for Protection of Foreign Born;, 

Gus Hall, National Board Member of the Oonmiunist 
Party, from Cleveland, Ohio* 

Calvin Brook, Editor of the Ludove Noviny and in 
chsrge of Coimaunist Party T^Tork in the Slovak Section; 

Leo Fisher, Bditor of Narodni Slasnik and in 
chsrge of CoJmunist Party Work in the Croatian Field; 

Mane Sus^nar, Editor of the Slobodna Record and in 



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charge of Comniimist Party T/ork in the Serbian Groups; 

Harry Just ice ^^ A. Croatian Leacior from New York 
City> and active in the Croatian Pialdj 

Leo Bacich> from Hew York City, an Organizer for 
the International Vforkers Order, and activ^e in the Croatian 
Section^ 

Matt Cvetic, In charge of the Sloy-ene Bureau and 

responsible for carrying the Party Line into the Slovene 

c 

Coimjl5il| 

Daniel Kaschuc^hak^ Russianj 

Victor Sxmmichko, Bulgarian; 

Bolislav Gabert, *—- 
They are ail leaders from various nationality groups in their 
particular fields* 

JUDGE GUKIHBRs 
Q Bolislav Gabert is now in Poland? 

A Ihat is correct, he is nov7 in Poland* Wh^n he was hero, he 
was in charge of the Polish Bureau; 

2akor Burnsich, he is from Akron, Ohio; 

Mike Ptkach, Ukranian L©a.d©r; 

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Now, there may be additional Members, but those are the one^ 
at the present time as I recollect that I attended National 
Bureau meetings with, eJid th^y were responsible for carrying 
down the Coinmunist Party Line right dovm through Steve 
Kelson, Arnold aolmson or Sam Meldron. I think that on one 
occasion I attended a Meeting when Isreal impter of the 
National Bureau was Chairman of the Meeting, From ny 
obserTatlons, I -would say that Sam lleldron more then any 
of the others tQok a hand in directing the work of the 
Bureau a^nd the Commission, From this make-up of the Bureau, 
I want to point out that every nationality has its own 
leader, and thig leader is expected to take- it dovm t.p his- 
Gffn Commission members; for example, I was a Member of the 
Slovene Bureau? my job Was to take dovm the Party Line to 
the members of uy Commission, and although we had members 
inChicago, Detroit, Cleveland, K6w York and Pittsburgh, I 
Was expected to carry the Party Line to them, so that they 
could carry it to the organization where they fvmctioited^ 

MR. SHEmiAN: 
Q Did you ever meet any of those eleven top Gomtmonists v;hp 
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Yes, I mentioned Gus Hall, and I haire met Bill Foster, and 
Jolm Tfilllamsoh, and H^nry Winston and two or three others. 



and., as I mentioned before, there are local Commissions, if 
you T;ant me to g±ve y-ou the names of the local Commissions » 

Q All right, get it on the record, -prhat looal Gommis si dns are 
here in Pittsburgh? 

A Well, the local Commissions., •* now, oftentimes.we do not 

meet as one bodyj it depends upon the particular problem to 
be discussed, for example, if it vrsrS ^ Croatian problem, 
then the Croatian members and the Commission, locally or 
Nationally, would meet to discuss that particular problem; 
if it was a Xu'go-aiaT or a Serbian problem> the smie pro- 
cedure would be followed, depending upon the particular 
problem to be discussed* How, locally, we v^ere set up 
something like thisi 

On the Croatian Commission for Western 
Pennsylvania there were* 

Anthony Mineryich, 
Frank Borich> 
Arthur Bartl, 
Steve Mirokovich, 
Frank Tadej^ 
Leo Fisher, 
Mary Sumrak, 
Anna Detenich end 
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How, I want to point out that when this Bureau would meet 
separately, they would invite other Communists from around 
Western Pennsylvania to partioipate in haimaering out 
policies, t»nd then the Leaders of the Croati^an CoBimisslon,, 
locally, would meet either Arnold Johnson or Steve Nelson,, 
and before that,, Al Land! would handle the work of the 
Grganxjsationft 

1J:0W| in the Serbian iSroup, there werej 

Milo Mainula.> 

George Wuchinich, 

Mane Susnjar, 

Oharles Yiuck, 

Drago Kosich and 

Kick Boltioh, 
Rinervioh, a man I believe you mentioned before, T/as ^Iso a 
member of the Bureau,, 

^ ^ Kinervich is no longer in the Coxxntry^ is he? 

A I cannot answer that^ I have not b^en in touch with him for 

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A (Continued) Then in the Sljov^k Group, here loo^Ily, there vrere: 

Calvin Brook^ 
John Rusin., and 
John 2uskar. 

JUDGE GUKTHeiR: 
Q Did you ever run into Frsnk Boric h? 

A Yes, v/hile I attended many meetings vrith Frank Borich, he was 

not one of the leaders* 
Q Ulmb about the old editor of the National Slovak E^ews^ the 

fellow with the beard? 
A ITo^ he WfiS not a Kember of the Coipinission; I ne^ver met him at 

any Communist Meetings • Th@ Poles really b^^o not amounted to 
much her0 locally in the Communist Party, In /the Polijs^h Group 
here locally^ there yreret 

Jo6 Eudiak, of the American-Slair Gongre^^ her© 
tn P^neylirania, and 

Paul e:1uvo> of the international Workers Order* 

In the Ukrenasn Group here locally you hairej 

Mike Hanusiak> of the International Workers Order* 

In the Slovenian Group you have: 

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attended Cojmniasion Meetings. 

No'.v, in the Jewish Sectioni^ their ^ovk, the 
Nationality v7ork> for whatever reason I do not kno-?v, but 
they T/ere never too successful, for some reason* In the 
Jewish Group there weret 

Max Jenkins y 

ibe Strauss, now in Cleveland, Ohio, end 

Jeck Bigler, v/ho attended J^eetings* but, their 
Tsrork, for some reason or other^ w^s never too sucoesBful* 

MR* SHaRJ^^M; 

Q Let ite ask you somethings -- You apparantly have nemed se\»^eral 

Slevic Groups? 

A Y^m. 

Q You hnve not mentioned ©nything ©bout Itelien Groups | for 

example, are you aoquainted v/ith whether or not they hs*ve a 
Cojnmi.0!&ion here? 

A Ta;s, I am* Again I will^ sey that on tfar^e or four occasions 

we have had members of the Itelim Cotmnission., and even of 
the Greek Commission, but they were old-timere "who attended 
three or four me^ettngs end what activitiai^ tbey carried on 
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invitst^d to pprticip.<ite in ^vome of the Coi^drcion M^^etifiC^^ - 
^ !Chrt ^'orx v;er. u>re directly connected with the Sl^virix Crgrn- 
i2:ations? 

^ Were there other ineml^er^^ eqa^^lly nctiv^ in tlie Kr'cTonr^llty 

&roux>':<? 
A Yc-s^ for e:onple.) you ur^y ^o to Betroit ^nd find Poles siore 

^^.cttve, or you tu^iy go to G>ic<'^gA 'i^nfl find another ^rot^p more 

^.ctive^ or go to Cleveli^nd rnd find th^ Slover.i!^.^] more restive^ 
<l "ierc there rny other Group?, in the Pittsburgh p,rea uho ^^^rt 

r^ctiv-c^i a^ide frc!^ the 31?^vic f>^oui:>D? 
A Chy yes, fo^r exrAiaple, the Ukrfnipn fJroup in retire, 
Q Ucll^^ the Ukr^.nif3ii i? 31fiVlc> is^n^t it? 
A Yea* 

Ci -Simt Tttcut thie IT^f^ro Groups r^re they octiva'r 

A Yee,,^ there 5c ^ lle^-ro Coxuuii^elrn here.* ^ 

Q Do you knox^J tfho the Hard of their CnDTui^^ion ie? 

A Ye0^ 3ea Grrerithere, - ht if-^ rn ^rdxaitted Ccuiruuril^^t* 






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All rights Bo'b,, hb v;^nt Judge ftunther 
— to ask you t^o^e ojxBntion^ that he has in mind^ 

and f?ee if you hf^re the laaterial available ond 
pre pl:?^ to rmgw-or them ^t thi^ tiiaev 
JUDG2 aUlCSHSEi 

Q Boh,, do you heve evidence in your ^iles to prove tb^.t the 
Americr*T\^SlfiV Congrees wa^ inspired' r^nd directed hy Ko^coif? 

A I cannot ?iay that I h^^ve ^videnc^e to thet effect in my 
files to -pror^^. t-rhether it wr.?E inf?pirod or directed "by 
Moscow. I Thrill etate^ as I mentioned hefore^ that Kemhers 
of th^ Croatian ffroup and of th€} Yu£0-^$lav G-roup hrve di«j- 
cu?:s^d v;ith Me^iher^ of th.e Polish end tho Serhimi ^roupts 
the policies and the ^ctiviti-es of the Americmi-Slav Con- 
gres0,> hut I hnve never received eny directives from any 
of thf*f?c* 

(I WoreTi^t you e Dele^^y^te to the AEr^ericrn-Slev Oangress in 
1941, Septe)3her 20th to 23rd,. in IJe^*- York? 

A Yes^ I vm^« 

% Do you recall ^ mm being th^re "by the n^me of 3-pnerpl 
Gunderhoff V a Eusi^if^n Gmeral, at that me^eting? , . 



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K Yes,. I do, 

<l Did you m^et him? 

A Yas^ I did. 

<^ IsnH it a f&ct that he v/a« seat over here pt that tildes to 

direot th^ Yoixtli Korement in this Country, in the High Schools 
and Colleges?* 

A ^feether h^ w%^ sent aver hare for thnt purpose, 1 cr.nnot 

^uBVi^T thf ty but I cpn f^ay this, thet he ?*tr€^sed ^^ery lauch 
the work riaongst the youths in the high schools en^ college?!'; 
I cenr^ot pn-mer ^^rhothet he r?j^ ^ent here for thf^t specific 
purpose, hut h^ f^trer5:'ed thr^t vork here-^ 

^ Do you Itno^'^ hoir the Coaamunist?5 fin&lly gjgtred control of th^ 
Entire lTr=»/bionf*l America- SI py Congress? 

A Y^^i 1 c^n ^m^v^er thrt-, hecrn^e I hsx^e heen r. Member of the 
ITntionnlity Bureau of the Gonimunist Party her?^* ^,fe v'^ould 
hold strrtt^gy raeetingc hefore every M^^tin^' of the llxacutire 
Boi»rd of the Atierican Slov Coicigr^^rj the '3:5?em%tive Committee, 
In 1944^ v;e actually planned the work of tho Americnn-Slrx^ 
Congrens^ held in Pitts^hurgh here^ 

q ' ^fho did? 



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A The. Nationality Comrissioxx of the Comruur^ist Party, 

q Ih.e locBl Fationality Couimitrdon? 

A ItJo. the Ifctional ConiMsfjion* Seorge f6r ^n g^Icy, Mnry P^r^^tslry 
end Al Landi \^ere here to direct the v;ork> and ^t thes^ 
meetings we wnuld dis^cuss v/ho should he tha Secretary t. and 
^0 forth^ rnd* the decision x^f^s made tht^t Seorge Porensky ; 
^hotilcs he the Secretary , ^nd so forth* 
JTJDijB C/JlTTlIEEt 

Q, I?f it a foct that the Communist? prepared the P.esolution.^^ 
rnd slso prepj^red r 11 ct of the Kesher??., ^nd alco ^a,^e 
orders to evory Coamunlf^t Kemher pr^^ent? 

A TOiet is corrects "ih x^ould prepare heforehand the Eesolution^f^ 
th^t ^-^e wanted to present; ^ve vrould d-ele^r^te certain tIeB:herD 
of the national Board or Committee; in other vrordr^^ I virr. 
told at a pr-*rticul€*r CoBimi^sion Meeting in 1944 that w^ name 
vr^R going to he propo^ec? r>n n Memher of the F.<*tional Gomw 
uiittee,>. and bo forth ^ 

q I vmnt to ask you another question,: « Were you one of the 
Keuihere of the Cozomnniet P.^riy that planned find helpec* the 
Coramunl^itgi to ^mn control of the Croat i?in ffraternrl Union? 
A I r^t in at aany meetings where thi^ Wf^e discutsed* This 



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^T.t? discu^^sed "by the Fetion-^^lity Gora]fais?ion> md so on do^m 
tUrough the Con^i^utiist Prrty* If wi?b pl^;nned f?nd earrled 
dotjn specif ic^Jly "by the Cro^tirn Bureri?.^ ?nd crrriad> "be- 
csuife its iasportnnce t^s? ett^ep^eBd^ to the other nationality 
, comrodes of the CroGtian Frnternal Union* 'fe often iri<^t 
together to diccuse strategy to get hoXd of tkig^ 

C^ With reference to thnt pa^rticular Organ i?:o;ti on, war it ever 
mentioned that it had n lot o*? -Tinf^nces th?^t might com^ in 
h^ndy? -^ 

A (Ehat I'TV:^^ neret rfiieed in ^ny Gonsmif nion Keeting,* I rould 
hrve to go hP'Ck to the original purpc^tse^ to get- control of 
^ nrv*5S5 organisation f^ s^ni trnd-e uniong^j^ thrt v^oe the rmrpor^ei. 

JUBSE aUEIiEERr 
Q Al^-o hacaase the Gro£:'tir>n Pr^ternel Union h^d newp>pap^r con« 

n<^ctionn? 
X , 7aBt iF right* 
Q Do you feel-, ae- b Kemher of the Couiauni^^t J^^rty^ that t^^ 

Comnunis^ts form a Fifth Column thf.t operates amor^g th^ Slavic 

Groups', to get control? 
A ITf^ry definitely eo^ very definitely so^ 



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Q, MxiA in the Union.^? 

A And in the Union?. 

Q And in the Iiiternet5onal Workers Order? 

A Very definitely; Afi a mattf^r of fsct^ they have Gontrol of . 
the Xnternationcil Worfcer^i Order; ^very organiser I har^ met 
of the Inte.rni?tional Workers Or'?er i§ a KemT::'er of the 
Communist Party* 

Q Are you acquainted v;ith their method of cheracter asjsaseiiiP- 
tion of our cltir^ens v;ho are fighting the Goimaunis^ts? 

A Tes^ I am. ProhaMy after this meetings I mEy he a victim 
of this my&elf ., 

Q, %'ere you prrt of the staff thrt prepar<5d the prmphlet kno^^rn 
r^s *^?feople versus J"udgc Blair Gunther"? 

A Yes* She ifay that pamph^^et va^. prepj^red v^f^ in thif> manners -* 
I7e had e meeting of the lT?5tionality Coimis^ioa* Steve Felson 
projected the idea that v:e should attack: Blair (Junther on the 
\>r^^Ln of som^ documents that t^ere furni^^hed "by P^ul Kluvo> 
rnd eome information thf^t C?>lvin Brook was supposed to have 
about Judge Gunther* After discussion in th« Gommle^ion 
Keeting^ e Committee composed of Galvin -^rookt Matt pv6*tic 
and George Wuchinich T*/as s'et up to prepare this pamphlet* 



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How^ the voTk of thi^ p,«3rticular pamphlet — - 

im,^ SRmMSx 
Q Let ma Interrupt ??t thi^. poi33.t, These individuals-^, vxere 

they th^ only ones that to.ok part in the prep^ir^tion end 
" planning of thi^. pemphlet? 
A ITo, the «=*ntire Hationality Commission prohably v/a«! ^sked. to 

ffupply tjhaterer information they had ahout Judge Grunther^, - 

"he w^r» not re'^ erred to as Judfe Cunther^ - ^they jsalled him 

n s?on'^pf^e*^'hitch aXv ^11 kinds of things.,. 
Q ''.'^en wa^ th^t Meeting of the Nntionnlity Corsiission first 

ordered? 
A I cannot give you sn ^ytict date* 
Q, About x-rhat year? 
A In 194^^ 
Q In 1949^ definitely? 
A Ye^, 

0, \flaet psrt of the ye^r'i 
A I Would ^ny ahout the s5pi*ing or summer, 
Q, Inhere va^ thet meeting held? 

A 1916 Eaet Street^ in the Office of the Slav ComiGunist Pres^^ 
Q Utoo called that meeting? 



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A Steve Relsoa* 

ft Aid these men or Meiabers of the ?arty that you hare aentiotied 
attended, is that bright? 

A fhat is correct* 

Or And the piirpo^e of the call was explained by Steve Itelson? 

A Ihat is right • 

Q And he called upon all of the pereons present to get whatever 
information they cotild, for what pur|*ose? 

A For the purpose of preparing a pamphlet attacking Blair &unther« 

ft Pid he say he wanted facts, or did he say he wanted 
anything? 

A Ho, they were veiy particular on getting f^cts, because we 
discussed the Libel aspects of this^ and ^ter the Material . 
was all prepared by Galvin Brook^ who as Editor gathered 
all the material, then at another meeting, G-eorge Wuchinich 
asked that Hymen Schlessinger should check it for libel and 
then return it to Oalvin Brook, and they decided to do that* 
^ Bid they tell you why, Bo^:, or what was the purpose of j^ub- 

lishing this type of pamphlet? 
A WeiX,^ as far as 1 can recollect, the things that were dis- 
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to edticate tfhe youtjas, tlie- Opllegd stiadents here, against the 
dangers of Communism. So then Steve Nelson thought that it 
was tim^ to let the stixdients: know what a. son-pf-^a-'bitch 
Judge Gxinther is. So then It was decided that the hest i^ay 
to answer this is to expose Judge Gunth^r to the- Obllege 
students, and ao on, and to the JTationality people^ and the 
idea was to get this pamphlet out to tha Cbliege students* 
to the Nationality fraternal organtzations^ and so on, to 
expose Jtidge Sunt her. 

JUDGE GUNTBERr 
ft One of the things pointed out in this pamphlet was that the 

National Gongfess was not held in DetrQiti hut that it was 

held in Pitt shUrgh, in 1938, which was only Iri-State." Well, 

that was an untruth, wasn't it? 
A Weil, there was a Oonferenae here in 1938* 
9, ^iiat w^s hot a National Oonf Srencet . 
A Ko, it was not, - it was Tri-state^ 
Q But this pamphlet at that time claimed that it was a National 

Conference? 
A Weli^ that is not true* I ws?xt to make it clear, howj^ver^ 

that I did not attend the 1938 Conference* 



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m* sEmmi 

% Who finally decided what was going to l)e puVlisixed and who 
edited the publication? 

A You mean t:te Gxiather pamphlet? 

^ Tes* 

A fhe final decision; was mato by Qalyin Bropk^ George 

Wuchiniph,. Steve Kelson^ Matt -Gvetic and Hymen Schlesing^r.., 

^ Will you tell. UB how many were printed? 

A .5,000» 

4 How inany pf them have been circulated? 

A Well, X would say not more than i,000# 

<1 Whose job was. it to circulate those pamphlets? 

A Mat! Cvetic^s. 

(i Where were they printed? 

A 1916 East; Street. , 

Q, Was it the expressed purpose of the: publiQation to cpunter 
the influence of Judge Gunther amohg tl^ Slavic people or . 
Slavic organfcza^tipns? 

A The Slavic peopley the Slavie prganlzatiohSt College students^ 
the, purpose of the pamphlet iJas to discredi^t Judge Gunther^ 

;Q Whether by fact or whether by fiction, the puipose was para- 
mount? 



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Q 


aid yoi5 participate in the puHlshing or ia the drawing up 
of any other ptiblipatibais similar to this one, since you 
have "been coxmected with the Party^ against individuals 
who hare opposed the Goininunist Party Line? 




A . 


Ko, I have not attended., or, rather, I have not participated/ 
I have heen instructed at different times to attack different 
' Individuate from the platform fepcsuse of their a^n^ti-pTogresS'- 
sive or anti -labor stand. For ezampie^ if I did not make my 
.position clear on labor, 1 believe in Trade Unionism* My 
only purpose here is to expose the ill-purpose of the 
communist Party ^, - not. Trade Unions. However, they will 
label me as being ^nti-^-union^ 




Q 


You have heard of other individuals who have opposed them in 




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the Trade Unions-, too? 




A 


Yes, ^ 




Q 


including myself? 




A 


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Q 


Were you in or any other planned character assassination pro-^. J 


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grams,,' in regard to any 'other individuals? ^ ■ 




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yourself, I attended two or' three Meetin£:s of the Comiuunist ^| 




Bob Porter 

Patty vihBT^ your name was discussed,, brought up, and yottr 
activities ^s an anti-^-Communist^ and this v;as, brought up 
specifically 4n your activities in the United Electrical 
Workers in their battle vrith Coramariism, and they said, 
**That Harry Sherman" - of course., they did not call you" , 
Harry Sherman^^ -- "That son-Qf^a--bitch** i - and bigger vords . 
than that, - they said-, "He is out after a Ten Thousand 
Dollar a year job in the A. E* G.*^ 1 att e^nded twQ or three 
meetings,. I &o not recall exactlyr but it was said a lot of 
times that they are going to expose you a? anti-labor, anti-* 
trade unions, and so oil. I don'^t knovr hov far they got, with 
it-^r I was hc»t in the U. E.,, but I sat in at two or three 
meetings where your name came up-*. 

Q Did you evex sit in on any meetings^ or were you ever b.^ 
Memhei^of the Steel Gity Indu^t^iai Unidn Council? 

A Jes., I was a Member of the Steel City.Gouncil bacJ^ in 1942- 
1943 r I v?as then the president of the Stater^Gounty Municipal 
Workers Local; I attended a few sessions at that time; I was 
not too. active; 1 x^ras asked by the J?arty to vote this v;ay 
on certain things, but I was never in an B.W strategy. At 
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the Communist Party, I at tended Jfifieetiligs of the Proi^assidnfeX 
Branch, and hR would come and ask aie to do certain things,^, 



, tut I -was just a voting mem'ber,. ^ust a yes-iaan. 

Q JDid you know any Members, of the ITev^spaper Guild, any CocnrrUn-' 

i'St Party Members-?" 

A Vi^ell, I never met any; for example* there is*. ^^ 1 donU 

know whether I shotild mention names here, -- I don^'t know 
, tdiat he Xbt a Party Member^ even though his wife has met 
with Communist Piarty Members and attended Commu:nist Party 
Meetings, -*- I don't Icnov; that I should mention his name 
her^, as he now v/prking for a Pittsburgh Hevrspaper^ but 
his v;ife a;ttends Gomimini'st Party Meetings.. 

Q What is hi s wif e ' s name ? 

A Eleanor Seidenburg* ^ . „ , 

Q . He is with the Sun-^Telegraph? 

A ' Th^- Post-^Gaz^tte* ' 

Mr. BUEHS; 

Q At the, time that Station K* Q. Y.^ turned dovm the program 
of the American^Slav Congress, and they were talking about 
sixing, abptxt bringitig a suit, what happened, do you recall 
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A Zes, tlier^ vagj & Tote at that time^ I think, I donH knov, ' 
either Roy Hudson or Steve Helsoli was here at that time* 
I thinjc §teve Uelsou was here at that time> .and t:h3re wae 
a vote at that time ^ and we discussed it at two or three 
meetings. Stove, George and myself, and it wa.s felt "best, ^ 
ijistead of suing IC. Q» IT* , because this would take a lot 
of time and get, mixed up in. Cotirt proceedings,* we would try 
to get another station and pat it over. So then v/e dropped 
it; v;e did not file suit; we did r^ot want to- get mixed up ^ 
in Court tr 

Q Why is it that the CominutiLists dropped the program or would 

not dlBcuse Cominanii^nT on K* Q-, T., why did they drop it I 
A I cannot answer that* They are always willing to ^o out and 

discuss Communism with anyt>ody.. I cannot r.ns.v;er that. 
Ci You recall the program? 
A les, I do, "but I cannot answer that*. 

Mr. SHBMlAlSr: 
O You know ahout the"prc,rram on ]U L* 0.. A., ncvj hov/ was it 

that they selected that Eadio Station for their activities in 

the Turtle Creek Valley? 



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A . I can aaswex that in this vey, that was aoas through the 

Nationality Commission; Calvin Brook is a good friend of 

Mt. Matta-r and even tho-ugh I have a lot of rsspect for 
.Bill Matta, Mr« Matta has hesen a continuous contributor to 

the AmeriC£.u-^Slav Congress, and he has always been very 

sympathetic to the Communist Cause. 

Mr, BJShliS'i 
^; . H£s Hr. Matte ev^er contributed io the Communist Party as 

suoWr ' = 

A I cannot answer that. ^ 

Kr, SHEBMAt: 
M Zour program on ¥• L* 0. A., Iti that still continiting? 

A 'Soy that has been off the Air for six, seven or eight months. 
Q Dp youhave^ a record of the speeches that t-zere put out over . 

that Station? 
A I have copies of all the speechfes^. 
Q Is any Station presently being used in this ars^a by emy of 

the Commanist Front Organizations or by the Comm^onirt Party 

officially? ' , ' 

A Wall, I have not paid too much attention to YU. L/ 0.- A. , but 

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they may still hav^ it;, ^nd the Ukrania^as may still ha-^e a 
program., 1 doix^t. know* The. Polish program v;aG in charg-'? of 
Paul Kluvoy and Arthur 3?rtl, axxi the Sle^ prograii vas in 
charge of G*e,orge ^jfachin^ich*^ - ^ ^ 

Q Is George ^/tichtnich an actual cardr-h older memher of the 
Oommonigt Party? 

A ^ lEe^r sir, he is a dard-^holder* He lives dovx) around Melees 
Hock^. ' , 

JODGE GUSa?HllHi 

Q Ydu were Secretary of the VJ© stern Pennsylvania Qongress? 

A . That is right* 

<^ Por how long? 

A I would say two or three years. 

Q And do you have all the records, as Secretary? 

A Most of my records were submitted to the 6ov<=%rtiment agency 

hy whom I was employpd. I do have some record^;, for example, 
you asked ide about speeches, ^ I have those speeches; I have 
credentials from 1942., of Ameriqan--Slav Congresis.. 

Q Do you have a membeqrship list for T/eetern Pennsylvania? 

A ^ 1 believe the credential.s of the last conference v;ould prob^^ 
ably show that; I have those; I would be glad to submit them. 



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MEU BURITS: 
Q, Po"b-^ if the Coinn>unie^t Perty would know tht^t 70U sro here 

ij^iving this^ information,- would thf^re he e.ny attempt nt 

violence ogainst yoa^ physic?*lly? 
A I think soj yop^ I rm qui to certain .thet there vrould 'be^ I 

helitve my hest safety in this vrould he getting this knotm 

puhlicly.^ ^nd then the liklihood o f them doing anything to 

me v:oald he lessened* 

JUDGE auirmBRi 

Q You vould then have the protection of the Government r'sency? 
A iEhrt U rights 

I^* BUaiJS't 

0^ Do you knm: of ejiy physical attack made on any other person 
who gave out information detrimental to the Communist Party? 

A Well, the only time I cen recollect of r>nyhody t^.lkin^p; ahout 
r.ny violence, ^rC. I do not even know the n^me of the person, 
hut Joe Godfrey, trek in 1943,^^ 1944, or 194&, told me they 
cf^ught up vrith pn ?,. B. I^^ undercover ;?gentt out in Duouefn^ 
or Brr<^dock^ $omet-;here^ nnd he *^pid they grve him p Hell of 
r? gioorl hurting* I wns never sfcle to p^uh^t-mtiate this* I 
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Q Vfas any throat ever made against you? 

A So* 

S^ Do you loxow of ai^f individTxals in tte Conimuuist Party or any 

agency who might carry out any violence? 

A i/ell^ 1 have attended meetings* ^ I thinli I mentioned Lee 

Cogan, ^ I sat at Lee Gogm*s table one time, vhen he told 
me^ "Jesus Christy I can hstrdly wait until the Eevolution 
comSf and then we can. take some of these Clergymen and 
throw them down in the river."* and I have heard Steve 
Sfalson make similar statements ^^ a^ad I hate reported them^ -^ 
there was no special reason why. the statements were made, 
except that th.ey would be talking about the day vJaen they 
aro feoing to exterminatB the ruling class-* 

m, fAYLOH; 
(^ Is there a branch of the Commonlst Party that specisli^ea in 

discixjlining Party Members? 
A Well, that is usually set up as a Disciplining Gommlfjsiont 

usually composed of th6 hierexchy cf th^ Party* 

q Would Steve Kelson be on this Commission? 

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A toBt Stev^ Ilalsoft wotild "be eiitrustecL with the task of seeing 

that v/hat they call *^Oommttiiity democr^tio affaire^* ara 
carried out by the M^ia"bers, and with the task of carrying 
on discipline among the Memhers* If you vxe given &a 
'ai&signineht> you sr^ sx^jpo-eed to carry it out^ and so forth, 
and under diBcipline would come character assassination,,. 

Q, Ha^ Steve felson ever hoasted of his so-n^called achievements 

regarding the a^tomlc tomh? 

A 5!hat is a good qixestion to raise, I have heard different 

people ask questions alpout the atomic homh, I have never 
heard St^ve Helton "boast of his achievements regarding the 
atomi.c "bomb, - I am quit<5 su3?e that Steve is a little too 
shrewd fo-r that; as, a matter of fact^ askiiig such a qtuestion 
is one thing that I have continually refrained from, as 
"being a dangerous question to ask. 



The Serbian Progressive Club of Wilmerding I understand is 
controlled by the Communist Party, Do you knoih^ any of the 
Officers out there? 



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A tJell, I never worked too close v;ith tbat Club out there* ¥0 

called two or three Belief Meetings but there » and I found 
out that Marbo ^oodich he is a Member of the Cojnsnxnist 
Party,- ^xxd Mrs* Spodicih is a Meml^er of the Coiamxinist Party, 
and Charlie Viuck he is a tfeaher of the CoEamunist Party, and 
Bominic Sardich, his son is active in the tJ* B. , and he is a 
Member of the Communiet Party, 

(^ Do you think a Club of that sort should have a Liquor Li- 

cense? 

A Well^ tha.t is a good question to raise^ For exampie> I was 

a Member of the Board of the Slovenian Morican JJationai 
Council., which is a political arm of the Slovene Praternal 
Organisation, ^ let jae correct that, I Will not u^e the 
word apolitical" - it ikj €i6rt of a foriE of Belief Organisa- 
tion but has become more or less a X-'Olitical body^ ITow, when 
I tme a Member of the Board, we had three other Messbers on 
this Board, and I would nset with Steve IM son* or with 
Arnold Johnson, or with the Coiamission, and let them know 
there was going to be a Ba\rd Meetings ^hen we would diecuss 
ho^v* bcEt to carry into thi^ Bo^d Mooting v*^it we vranted^ 
It was my job to take up those <iuestions in the Beard Moating 
what we wanted carried out; for instance, it was my Job to 

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figkt agaijisl; IPito. Uqw, if you g> into a Clul) of this 
sortt for example, we organise peace affairs, -^ we knov/ 
that everybody is working for peace ^ -* we iry to get a 
Besolution passed for peace, *- welX^ there are reasons 
for this,, I covild eial)orate on it from apolitical viev;- 
point, ^ tut vre urge the passage of this Resolution for 
peace t ^nov^ tho^e resolution^ are Very subtly worded, 
hut on the surface it is juat a resolution for peace ^ and 
there are one hundred viadi forty .mill ion© of Americans who 
are foT peace, and so we get the resolution passed, — what 
the Hell, everyhody is for peace,, and it is easy to get the 
resolution passed. 

(^ Do you rememher Reverend iawaon? 

A Yes, - the last time X hisatd of lievcrend Lawson, they finally 
exposed him act a Srotskyite*. 

lis. SHSm-IAl?'; 
Q^ Ha-v^e you heard anything at all ah out the interest of the 

Communist Pa^tyin the Westinghouse Atomic Bomh Plant in 

Pitts hurgh.? 
A Specifically, no* 

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On February 17, 19^0, Irwestigator LOlJIS J, RUSSEI 
of the HCUA, advised in confidence that the. abo^e individual 
been subpoenaed to''/tesbify before the^HGUA at 10:30 A, M. on 
February 18, 1®.; After issuance of the siibpoena, information" 
was received from a Hearst Newspaper reporter in Pittsburgh that,^. 
■ STANTOW^s. true name was ETTM cAtIC, who had been an infomanf 
for the F. B, I, and who had received permission to reveal that he 
had been an informant , RUSSELL advised that if any information were/2> 
siib-sequently received fircm GJ5ETIC that he would advise this office • 
as cfeiG would probably be subpoenaed for an open hearing, ' ^'' 

This information was. telephonically furnished Hight 
Supervisor MOWM on Friday evening, February 17, i950, 

, On the afternoon of February 20, 1950, RUSSELL'^advised 
that GpTIC would appear in an ^open hearing' of Jihe HCUA at lOrJO 
A, M., on February 21, 19?0, 



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^f eeV^ounsei^^ '^tpid: reporters that 
'most;?^J)f rMri:' 'CyetiC:S- testimony 
w'ill' l&eai with ^bonimunist actiV-; 
itf'ini^est^Si/Beninslyva^ Mr. 
'^'FSiBMiVilliyes/in -^ittsbur^h. 
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eHfi&ady^nceJo^^^ thatj 

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;heen* questioning; .Mr,^ Cvetic pe-r 

ihin&'ploseiiSoors,^^^^^^ 

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tfmest^wWked. closefejyith- Steve 



elsoh^Kelsoh has-^.>?een'.ldenailed 
fe^the^committee^as tneitiQ umiu'- 



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^bisibn;^Pv;haye~Mim;^^^ in pub- 

:iic>f61l6wed:>pfrfiminaiTquestion- 

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^out;Mi^;v■g^yetl(feahd his willing -; 
. ess-::to '>testny"?nas'>^not been dls-; 
f closg di'";f Cry/^T ' 

-'' ^Sgffw6pdv::said- Mr. Cvetic . 
. wElev/iimpIoyedDby: :the' U. S. Emr 



p loymeht:^.Service, in .1941, yolun- 
■t eered-^tof-becomei.an una^^^ 
o perative- for :;theT-federal govern- 
;mehtg::'r.^ '?:^' ; ' ' ^ 

f /He|actualiy^*3pi^^^ the party in 
ll942f JSnd^f osf^j^^^^^ ' to 

highi^ositipM^^^^ He -wjls 

'appoint^ |o|the:{natiqnality com- 
misisipffi-p JJijh natioml 

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Tracy 

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Hottel, isho was at limch, and ASAC Hennr lr i h . -whn was Tnnmp ntarlly 

out of his. office, I contacted Supervisorl ^ pf the WO 

and instructed that aixangement's be made immediately to cover the 
hearing of theHCUfll Committee at Tfshich Cvetic tois to testify* 



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Tracy 

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M^rmjIvO'-VETia , 

OONF!BM"TiKr"INFOEMAIIT m.'STm 



Review SoMi!St84 

SseTssSsrlal. m. 
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Mr, Lfldd 

Mr, Cleg0 i.„l 

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Mr, Xra^y 

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There are enclosed herewith five articles which have 
appeared in Pittsburgh newspapers re captioned individual, 
three of same having heen published in the ^'Pittshurgh Press" 
(Scripps- Howard daily) on 2/19/50; one in the *tPittshurgh Sun 
Telegraph" (Hearst daily) on S/ 19/50; and one in the "Pittshur^ff'-^^* 
Post-Gazette" (Block daily) on 2/20/50» 




It is noted that numerous inquiries re OWSIO have 
heen received at, this office from local press and radio repre- 
sentatives and that the answerj^v i^ ^H instances,, has "been 
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Uti^ 'fevelip^.-started -his expose 



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f Kisi^ponnlQipn- j^ft^^ -the FBi;" He 
i ^etc^yes^ayf^^iri^iWashington 
;^*S:^?^M|a§rs?^r^^^^ House. 
^yMti^nierican-.Mtivit^ commit- 




5- ;He:#eslHea.';imder' oath at a 
gfpt^earinf .^iH^^^^ Feb 




•B^^"f#9?^Jlft#^i^^ World 

!??KI?^!J#.9iSM3^lQWde^^ tlie 

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^^taug:Ht,M^classes*;c^^^ in : 



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f/tlieXteiTO^ 

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' P^l^mi^vtj^Bimmimt teaching 

niaterials are^ % con- 



j\ '^Hef-iaid'-biie^^ di,'the recent 
I classes/^he-iaftendld was taught 
/ ^by-- WiUiamvAlbelts^^^ secretary 

'0|:^He■^;piI:ty;'Sere;^.at^a Wood St 

;.address;i - ^/- :/ '< -'*: ." <, ' ^ 

, t' ;:" -^r^Jiafc .Steve Welsoh was 
; S MALl^gi^iy ^as; party leader be- 



cause the party's 'mtiorial 
Board fully recognizes' tlie 
strategic hnpbrtance of Pitt^i 
- burgh as the steel, coal anp 
electrical center-r-U* s; Steel is' 
located here.*' He quoted Henry. 
Wmstpn, JNational Board nim- 
ibeiv^vbri^^Mi^tijp <<^&rm^. 
msts conyicted p^^ 
to^ i^eacii overthrow ,bf'ihe 
government to tliat effect; " ,« 
Nelson,/ the '^witness- 'added^ 
■habitually refers to the ^U/VS; 
Government as "The Enemy.'! At 
one point,. Nelson said-^accpfd-, 
ing td Ills former associate— that 
Comniunist Chiiia "shouid take 
all the money, machinery and 
(CpnthiuedonPageSO, Colunml) 



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DATE 

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sun-tsle&raph; 

COURIER 







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sMpfiat' ; i^4he . iGpmmunist 







cated^thejHpme^e^^ ; 

steel; ;;*:*of^g^izer'l^ -'^vas;. ^brdughtj 

mto^Bittsbirgiiw 

;year..; ; ; Mprei 7recently:> a;*/sp,ecial- 

- Sybutji: ''organizer" vi^as ' .brouglil:; 

liy td^set'vrup; i '-Labor rXPutfi 
^'jEeaguesjV'Mrr^^^ -- [ 

'i / J$^ C6minunisfc y 

J JPar|y?^; onl^i 1iiter^st;/in . trade ; 
;;.:juiUons ;|sS^^^^ .them;^as ^ ri^if I 

;:fns;I;rumenS§fd£ o 

ISM: iiameff|s13f^ fteaderslj 



;T%;/Same Spmmissibn^aiscr^;d^ 
rented) ^the; /;?^b^fc pfc Gommunisi! 
agents^ M'^ :the; ',erpatian;|Gpu 
Serbian^ ^6ip;n g:r ;e ^i.vfsiov.ehiaiK 
American; :NaLt?onkll iGqiiricii- kixi 
CpmmMisb.'dpmiri^^^ - ipreigh-' 
language news^^ 7 ' 

'Mr:,^!Gv.etic: 'said^^^ in. on-^ 




; 'parl^-'isi^pfe^ on nmss . 

j'^rg^aiiSaSo^^ ^iPrpgfes- 

; Jsiye v^Part^l^w^^ '.npmiiiitea' 
jfefenfy?^ jin Wallace ' for 'Pre^l-i - 
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; '- "Edclr ::par{y7 m is-\ exr; 

pectedp't6;':be' actiye-iir his" Pro-. 
gressiye^Pj^^^ said!/ . 

JMrrGyetic testified" ha ;gpt4nt6 
,unjaferc<^yer::^^ .ApriVl94i;v 

wfien;7an=;.J?BI' .^man: wiioni he; 
iftenMed'-^nDhly^^ ^as" "Agent. , - X!^ 
psirne^td^iiim^ 

'Hvprk \albng*': Wiili :-the - Cbfhniui 
nists^A'v:^,^ ;.'■''' .:-•* : A , ; ' I 

sHei- w^asl^j^^^^ a -'ciyii^Tsefyi^i 
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t§ndeq\Gommunist^^ 
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pperafeaVi&^ 

amopgtjS^^^ other: , na- ■ 

iipnality|^f|to;u^ 
their^ :brganw§tipns^ ,i^^ '^ 

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dphejiby * .th^^VpK^ty's: ;iiatidn-wlde ■ 
I* ' ;Natibhality^,-^,QoMm^^^^ 
\ 'headed; {fe^^/gte^^^ ;Mr.' 

I '^V^,tic/;him|eK pi 

1 •tJlis;{Gpmmi|'sid^^ ' .the- 

' Slpyeneilgrpup;^^ alspr%vere 

^lpcai^;tG6mMssiohs^ Avoiflcih -oh 
nationality groups. - . 1/..V> -^ ' 



1 iWage-'inewspafiei^^^^ .published: 
at: 1916; asast St., North 1side^, 
were: \*Ml6. wliat to do'' Sbyv 
CopijmKnfist Party leaders, 
AiJ^ougli tiheir Natibnality Coih- 
/inissipnsv.%;' ' ' "' - ' * . - .' 

i ■: ^l^aperk^ FpJlp:^ I.ine 
* : Tfr^|tiir^e?iewfepapersf--^^^^ 
rsu^ppi^ters-^, of 'ilje/ Goinnii&yt'; 
:Party;:tline^/.a^^^^ the<.Sl6yak;'ikri-,j 
;guagg;"Lud6ye:^Noyiny^l^ ^ 
atikridangiikge,- '-*Nar6dirii - Glas- 1 
;nik^*;^.arid the* /SerbiaMaiigaage 
•''Sldbodna.Rec.''^ ■";;■=;',. 
, i^If'/ .;Gyetic said\ tKefe,C^was:,a:' 
;ieeiing [ampiig p'4rt^yieMers%at' 
tiie'ithr^e\pap.ers -were^^^ 
:*'as Ipbd^.?;: job .ori-Tito tas-'ihey 
shpuM:.be>dping:?^: . AsXa'/^^^^^ 
-saia>r3teye 'l^elsdri^ ^attended>the 
policy ^meetings until iier 'broke 
his leg iast- Npyem'b 



'abl^?:'ip:lige\3fiG'; ^'cpnfi'dehce/ -.pf; 

'Gdmiifiu^^^^^ 

p^ialcing^'menv^th^ ref erred /to 

hirri iiv JiJbsi^^ie h^ 

became .t:!^ng"v^^^ -"^n all • righj: 

gijyi^'\^C?>i:'{ 4 ' \ * ■ * •^^ * I' '' 
■' 'He jm#d ;tlie':'pai?ty 22: months 
latei%; ni:vfFebi>:\^^^^ He testified, 
af teK^'#%^Sty ^me'eting - :ati; Fifth. 
Avenu^ef Hig^-scfo ;\His' spbii- 
js8rs^'; mclMed'* "Elizabetlv- Gurley. 
'Flinn, ^ ^naw* ^a,: > irie^iber ' of . the 
par, ty SI Jiatidnar comriiittee, then . 
In ^PlttsKurgh -lo; inakg a speeclvi 



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'^iafi '' JprM^ji.*. :Jat{pni§^^^ '.and 





^•: Haye::^^n^n{iaQy'^^aiW^ 



^'againsfc;<G^6ngressm 



'in-thaie/diiMctw^^ 
'jibs'eiSfeSef ^atihg^ Mcb:pweli;>^d-, 
>tye^|eit#: ;that iime- thaftjf {/iioth-^ 
iinlf^^eisf . wa^^^^ 

iOTesteiSi^^.Pennsylyai^^^^^ /Ave? ;;Ka4 
d6ne:j a good\jdbt?ifi we ^;cpuld .de- 
f eat/McD.oweU/'' 'he;d^^^^ 
:*„ •^Aiipther-smeaf icamgaigh; Was 
against/ Judjie. GuritMi: ihim'self/ 



[.niunistst^^nUtle^^^^ 

1 Jiidie .Blair'^G ';.:*:^,;'^^;; 

;;TJievwatnessysaid^i:h pamglilet 
Ava^'^fepafed at,;ithG -'directipiiT'oi 




-didr-'the: cififflatihg^ipt : thej >p|ubli-' 



Mr.'Cyetic^-estima)^^^^ 
55Q'ifipmmunisj^-Pa]^^^ n^ember^ 
ta^^'PfttlburgK^ 
l-itf;- Western^- JRefahsylyahia; : 'He 



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said^he^ •.t teieU^' 11^ 0^ tile .FBI 
around' tfQOd. 'iiames ^of party 
mehibers;i durmg;h|s' .nine, .years 
iinder cover.* '. ...-*' ' ' . ,. : 
.: There-are nprmembership* lists 
at 'present', and, no . ,pal%*- cards 
are issued "for' security reasons." 
He. .also said' th^t for the .same 
rea'son^'^party clubs and bi-ahches 
ar^ "broken^ 

,fiye.,\' fV- 1^" \ " ^^ , "•"-•': 
: To Gontinue' m^ ., > 

y Mv., C\retic:'skid"he' was :maMhg 
publia ail- .he:-knpws about: .the 
Gommunist'Earty/to ;break:*coiv- 
fhectiohs ^^WItil' -his^ Xindercoyer 
Jwbrk.p^^fsaid; 'he-wiU: c^^ 
:t6" fight 'Gommunism^ ; -*, • / : ^ 
■//'^feram cony^^^^ liiy ex 

!perrehce;ahd''wb the Gom-. 

WynisVPaWy^ -as an : undercovfer, 
%gent;^that; ithere; is-absdlutely no 
;;cpmprpfnise. ^M' ■'Communisni,!' 
"he "said;,. - ". ^ '. * . 
; -"Any ''W6rl<;;i that; is' done to 
;c6Mbk^it■li5igQihg^to do -good; 
:if llC<?an ;convirice as many as a 
•dozeit; people; tb-t^^^ aii active i 
^fi|Ht\agairist'*,epmmunisni, thehi 
jfef^erimy/ \yprK:JsvSvel^^^^ done.?-'" 
\ /M^i'^iSvetic-remaiiied an --active 
ImembeSoiyiiS'GomTrium 



f^Mk^v&iig^M^ifoj^^ Hbuse'' 
'coninaitt?iec;^.>'^:'V T.-. Vv . >, ■<\. 
f^:*ffe^estim6n;^cj:Ke''gaye^J.ud^ 

:GJaMeSV4fi^;#.^^ 7^^^' 

TeleasMiofejpu^^^ 
&as^'sei:Yedlwi^^^ i;:subpena - to' ap- 
i^pearj before the. ftpus^ ;yn-Amer- 
^icaiivActiyitieWx#mm ' 




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liJriai^ M^an ; 9 Years 

S^^ISIffii^ story' 

at£€-Mc;f'ipng'taiown as 
■one.6f4fi^!iHg>&uns« in .the-Com- 
:niMs1; "E'^|fy?'iif Pittsburgh, yes- 
■.tefdaV'-ifoppga-Vliis 'Rood, of ^de- 
'/cepfioh-.i-aridiif ?%ea.Ve d' he has 
-s.gryp"-;Ss;-^M>:unaercover -FBI 
JagenUor-miie-ye^rs.. . ■ ' . 
•:'v:cvetic,'/'^Mefc- known -to the 
?SlM'Vasv-?''Bdby%ahton,'r*egan-. 

ainfo1'dint'*^Kt''''rn^^^^ story" ol 
iComminist\r|ctiYities: and- con. 
■kpiecF'^in'm-: Pittsburgh 4i?- 



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'*AmfericMir#:#;viti^^^^ Gommittee 

^3He1wili&tegtifyi.'at a- puWic 

H•=:e^eticr|*npelmo^y^^ to; seyeral 
'PaM|Hwel]®^is4^rs^^^ ci ail l^y 







r;.- HefighteiiyHis-ionnection with 
';fher#B¥iM"iiinonthi ' 
'^^!^htis/:Ke:3svh6w'.able to speak 

tpver'iWorkv/;'.^ '• " 
'■f"'p.vetic'' /started his expose • 
, .•pfp.thl Mai :?'red" organizatio: i 
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;|(||l(>sitiqit^^ ^to. :Cpunty -'Co^rt' 
|udg^^;Blai^^^ GuntHer;,' '; ' 
.;i\A"t^tHat-iim^^^^ ^disclosed that 
the; cGqmmunfe^^^ ?arty;' recognize i 
ing; MeX^ltxategia Importance of 
Iiitts,burgh}>i;as. alpfoduction- ceh- j 
ter^;begaS';^#'cpncen^^ here, * 

Csj^ecially in 'the '^'speci&c section 
wlSere; ft.. S,/;Steel isrYlbcafed; the 



sieve; 'Nelsj6ri;/h^^^ .oi ' Western 
gennsylyama;- Gommunists," -was 

|ent -herein ^^^,7 - " ^^'S ru ' \ -^ ' ' ^' 

3aEty^s;^>fpnlyrihterestKiii trade 
inions: is^:tpi«tllize^^ theni' as ' an 
n;sfrument-fpr .overthrowing, the 
f.i[Sy:G0eri^^ :/ ' ;'; ; ;;; 

: He listed^ hames^di union .lead-. 
jrs,i who _\ar^:Conanauhfsts, /arid 
jersqns . wha^are .contributors and 
:ympathizers to. Red' activities, ', '^' 
;Cyetic -said ^that Masses are 
ohducted. here; to instruct party 
a.^najbersnm the necissltyfor 'the 
i61enti.oyerthi:ow''of the govern- 
aefifc ; -:' ', ' ' l'''\ ' '/*^ 
, 'He :disclpsed. that ttie party is 
peratin^vras-ta >iifth.. column'*, 
rnong local; jiatipnaiity": groups 
f-ah ^effort to bnng'^them under 
ar'ty'-'cqntrpl, and: that eommu- 
ist bpssil herev't#ihree;Sla^^^ 
mguag et^; Newspa pers-.' published 
ft^the. WWtA'i^iflfe; 'jwhaf to dp.*^ 



' ;i M, >additionV 'he- ^said; ^?5ie pj 

:,is^ 'atteinpting^m^ 

pi fc^r Prp^re'fesiye- Party which 

/ -iibininafed^ Henry : Wallace* ior 
l^fesideiitjM^^ V ^" -'"" 

;; .^ev^etic; :wXsVf^ut under ciommit- 
iee subpeha :arid?'a: ;guar4' was as- 
.signed-'^p \his; uiidispidsed - resi- 
dence in Washington; His .testi- 
"moiiy yesterday was important 
!• In .additiori ' to.; jisting/ new 
names in. the ' Communist - under- 
ground' bperatini ;ih the' east/j 

'• particularly .among' ;Slav .giroups, 

|. <;iyetic -revealed Communist: Par^^^^ 
.mkchinations\in;:ti&e labor, field. 
" * He alsci -bolstered, the -House 
committee's' plan to recominend 
>a, .perjury case- against ;Toma 

" ^abm,/yieged Yugpslayi /jfiomniu-. 
.mist'v&d^ieutena^^ p£; ;N^lqn*s 
M '^operating - amdfig^'; American 
Slavs. : ', / . " ' .. [ ' 
'• Cyetic testified that he ; was 
present in .a New York Hotel in 
June, 1947," witli iSTeisdh and 
Babihi Babin iiad denied attend- 
ing s.ucit a meeting. ' 
, For nine long years. Gvetic, 

. alias- ^ Stanton, lived in ;the 
sinister-world' of Communist con- 
spiracy and' intrigue in Pitts- 
:burgh,.^ . 
And he played his part well— 

^ so w^;^fin,!fact, thatie diiped his: 
.family and.friends/as thoroughly' 
as^he ,did':his;Jled comfades, ^' 
^, Forty years' of age afrid ismall 
In'' stature^he's ^five -feet, four 
jricheiS' and weighs. 147. .pburids—^ 
cyetic was ho; small fry int, the 
■Commuriist.Party;. " [}' 
, in iacti&e-was on tiie.innef 

' de/of the party's mo|t.iinportant 
policy meetings.here fiTJrtiln nther 




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. I' Bow li e knows his father was not a 



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;cities^;?'i5is;IjQb':titl^^^ the party 

ygekt .aiv^^t^rijotel William 

;He::p^a£^^M^^;a^^^,o^ books 
:and^correspo^^^ 
;iic^nons;;'i' '•:• '/^\ ^^'^^^ ' 
-v7qteer%r|e im^^^ 

<agefits^-and; typ:ed' -out hundreds, 
:6p sgcretwreports; ionv pomtnunis t 
Parti^-kctiyM^^^ 
, J^dge'tQun& di-' 

tCpmmuhism^^^^^^ ,/ 

nis%;ftad:f|ound^^^ out, he 

;iY0.iB3, ^ B^ in the 

r^riyer; someyW^ iiian. 

j3He hastlof s^^^^^^^^ did a 

-Cvetic,. left r the. FBI in Janu- 
:ar;^;. :;Hij5syd';nihe^y|ars. of Com-: 
mumsgninderc^^^ was all 

he: cpuld: take andi lie would like 
%m '^¥Mi^i(&Si^M' the^ dpen. 
; \That's:Why^;his; story can now 
|bex^ia^;^^:>:'^^- '^' ; 

^>ras:i ^reyeltoo^^^^^ have' 

rpckedl ;the Jgpn^ Party 

;here'-'^andr elsewh^ ■ ' , . 

'■: Wul'nifeva^ ■ welcbhie 

;^t>^se^io:j^s^p twin' 

^sonsyhisliathe^^^ 

fou|-Isist|TsV/'^^^ :liis^ (divorced- 

;va|%;wiip.:;yj^^^^ 

BiydjvrSfiaf^^^ un- 

.jdpubteSiy-surp^^ '- ' 

i ;.0ne^son>^atth^^', J:>4s a f reshr 

inan'.atp and 

piay^^^tlle wgM"S';Sfe /Ambrose's 

;Chui;ch; Spring '.Hiil.'/ , '; *, " 

:.T%"bffi€f;;'^Ricp^ :is' in 

Washington wi&^^^ an 

appreiitice • seahian. ' V 
' 'yppniliif k^^^ She capital, 

due;\t6^.th6 -pHices Vol: '.the Sun- 



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MATTHEW J. CVETIGf ; 
.....believed Dad was Redwi 



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GHIBEDJSmQm 



Gvetic/said;' " ^^ \ k ' ' ^ \' 

/f^jfm.glad' tp-u^ th< 

sake of ' iihy; b6|^s?; Ey^ time 

they s'awTme;: th^ get 

/me ixiqj&iij^pa^ They 

^called mfe^^^^ would 

I siy,. fHey,\pa3ir^^Iiy ^ you 

tgiye.'Up;.the;^ 

; "^'Thei Ijtfiey '^piild "ask if I 
vt^ent ^^ to *"^VcIitir!chi\ .Jand^^ then 
^ .snicker.' '-'• - ^*- ' ' ^^%= ;■- > - ' "' 
J'Watufallj^; l^d^^ tell 

them r was' w<o|fan8:^as under- 
cover ;a|;^ntv'fespit^^^^ fact 
ItAey ifidicitledfatfdLi^^ at ^ 
ine.Vl; felt jiiett^^^ it ' 
and .pretty he^^ 

: •;5'Iirbiigh< a! isjries; pi unusual 
circiimstance^;^^ 't discpv-/. 

ere'd' thatCGv^fici whom I knew 
;& Stahton^-mfl^^^^^ an 

FBl'.'ag^nfc .-?,' 7 -:-. . . 
;^^iAftef;/hei,^lefC^ last' 

montIirhe''tpM /;;_ ; -' » 

• 1?PS like?^te make thie storjir 
public. IrbeUeye'itr ^^^^4. 

fch4-best;\mt«fes^ peopldh 

TO/ithjs, Mfe andl 

vat the;^me,;|ym ' 

l^ 'da^^jome^&th^-'j^^^ ■', 

tlaMy:^}tM :my^"^Men Twho 
/tWnjgrm^^^ 

^■fSq: .I*tp6k 3iLimV^6Vse%iA^ 
iHarry-^SiahJ^'^Sfi^^^ out- 

:standing:lSghter> ^nd Jp^qkesmari' 
ligaiiisi: ' ^gomMunfsi^^^^^ ^Sherman 
:afrkng^di f 6r Siimrttp' go before 
ifhV- Ho'UseI''{UriTAi^^^^ Activi; 

ities/Commitfee;^ n/ - - ;. 



^f, 



\i 'Th^/c6inmittee>wa^^ naturally 
'uiterested.: ' . "'^ V/^:' " .- " ' 
v',, He; was pne^coi'tits-- leading 6r- 
•gahizers' '%d' 'hea|[e$'m Com- 
ihuriist-f font ,;grbupsvstich as the 
■American; iSlay ^Gpngress; Also, 



which -held: :affairs^^te help raise, 
,mdnei^';&^1;h^^^ Party. 

/;vHis't:committ^^^ to* ^bring 

Jwilliam^*:Z;':;P9sM^^ -America's No. 
4. fcommunilsti^^^ for a = picnic 
at'Onderi; Grpye,. - Castle Sha n- 



l^"" 



jyille' Marc%v4r 

\S% -Mary^s fca1:hq^^ 'Fifty: 

iseVeiitii'. :St;;'' ;ffi|j;i>toente ^^ere 
• Ibprn: 'in; ,AusiricMnJ'^fie;::Jsp^ 
jthe :Sia^ .tbngueyflue^^ ' 



mm^r^j^^jmm^, 



spy* '*6ri^^itM|Gqm 




[en itboK: ^ia'-:^:titisine^ . .cqufse; fat 
itv-jOiaVSiirry' ^BUsiness. :Gblieg€i' 

clerk^i A f iieVIi '\¥^^ ^Sc^S^J^d 

.^Ssrh^xf^pb {w;as|^manager. ,d 
fthe^^Ejtn'i 'f'urnitufef Gq^ f/jandl i^^^^ 
l^as^'Stiriiig^ JthiS' ytht{ei AMt; ie; 
imamte4'\Mari^ P;-;B 

i!e^"-piiBarSaravBar^^ 
;singefe^^Wiiq'|pr.=^^^ 



j,era.tedl^"gasb^^ 




CVef ic said, fie^^was; asfee^^^ 
'times .to\: join, the/ ^;c6jmmunist 
glarty; - :Bu t^fie: splayed- .^^har^^^^^ 
gef;-'irQre^:Wiiich ^fooled a ;lpt>*pf' 
.'epmmies/.' 'i - V ^^ "/ ^y}.^ 
fit .wasn* mtiU;F^^^^ 
'mpiithSr after -he; went ^tovwprk' 
ipr the Fm^that,he;wasob^^^ 
:% proposed ...as: ;'a. ^iDona'/fi'dis; niem-; 
ife; ^Qt ;the\Comniunist ' Ear^ys.oi 
;thj|^tJniteft t^States/.at It, tfiWtmg 
1iv;5;i'ftfc Ave; 'HighrSchopi: ' . " ■ 

^ ;He^said^ 'r' .^ '.= " -. \ ^ 

'fMj^tfemijy raised 117- when - 
>iih%y thcSrd I^^ 

^B^y mother;^^^^^ was; a very . 
»' good iShtfetian' did eyerything; | 
; isriqi could up to' jhier death last, i 
' pctqber te :g^^ tq^lieaive the 
P^garj^.V '''/';"/;'/J,'r' /^:\'*"'"" -- ^'-'-^ : 
;p Gyetic.'held- "has i'mpof tarit 'post 
-^t ;the;Umpipyfnent; 
Ejec.,, Ijf .S945:;;Wherf a, rdriyefw^si 
:5nl|p;4bu^t ;knpwnl G^pmmunisfe;: 
|.;~;;To-^^elp^^ viip ihis-'- ffont,^; 

^CSfetia-%pfJa':|pb'v^as:^an^^^^ 
;^|enfr landl/eyenrfhsure^^^^ 
;pai^;^§|mba:^^k4'irl[^^ V^ v 



I ;i:Inf^9S8;:'}He^ ^ai^iwlf ^leriyi^ 
Jxotf sjs1,ri\ iplacementl'feler^^^^ 
for/&e-'j^,^htts^l^^ 

. ;;:Jt-' Avas ' jvvhilef wprKng. 'uhder- 
; Gpuncilman; ■Patrick' ^T.^ :i'a'gaiiil 
'ifien v.:head! '.of fhe . emplpyment 
■serfice,, that ;the.. |;BIf)ask|d; 
0f etiil,- if 'he' :wpuld:' v^ork; -sis; :an j 
'und§fgb:^er;^age^ .' Y-'" ' C - J*'^ 
• ^;||e; said' h&?started.ia 
fiie^Mrdati. ifc April i?4L'' -l-^^''^^ 
-';|trp% ^thaf iipae , pC^-Gvetic| 
started" ;t6f:kattend > '''•<3bmmunistj 
-^^ty'meeting^^^ He said:;; / ;'J ^^ 
I " . I'lv^f aybred , Cqmmunist^^^ i 
\ .icer|alhr|6bs/,san(f in . thit iwi^y | 
j gof te^bettef' standing in the ; 
i:;party^\';; \ '^\V-XA' ^ 'f :} 
i ;Bat|d: ;as,^ a .;:f fgood^ cpxnrade,^- 




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.•applicatidnVfpr^ a'. ;jdbr'^^ 
icalled:J{>r'-:?\;^*l; :^ f- '';:>? 
;:^k^e:''rie3d;;.:jflay' -^ '^te^ 
/turned the fellVw in. the office^ ^ 
: :Iaughed a| me ^arid said^ the ? 
; ffidn't khbw why^ I wasted niy ; 
^^^^e ^coming ;toV fHe rsaid, fu^eC 
cheteked;"pn; you* ;EiAd; yoU're? a : 

,'CpmmunisifcV'_y'.; ^/ \;' ; ',;■ '"v): 

^ :, in ''his;.<?pmmuriist i'bie;^- 'Cyitic: 
jsaidMhe hal^t^; wbrfc^ 
jeyery day.^;anf ^^^ 

iJ?burgepis>eKt^rtajn^^ suchvas 
;f bp|ball,ri,tias^b,ail and ;bail^^^ 
^ames;^-' ^Elev&aMt ^ ; I "T ; T ':. ' 
\ ;'?^1iYea ifJiSheiy ^i^^ :^ 
.dangerous life.- Tlie fact i^^:*'- 
\ %^^}povmiv^^ and despise: \ 
WJ^ifprmpf ;totalitariahi^^^ 

ry^^y^t^afcthat takes^?^^ ybiir : 
i ft tWdu*;jfreea6m:»aiid -• 



As;* :a^ QonihtuhisE 



are 

; ' nojjiihg more than a number. 
\ .Xhe-^qdd p^^^ comes 

•first/' YouV might- as, well .be 
•.in Western: jPenlt^ntiary." 

; . Cyetic continujet: : 

„} "One iflay se^^ years ago, 
;iiip;iv:c^yer^^^ 

S^elcapie when^ t ^^bump^ into 
: Steye^'I^elispn'' He 

; a^^usted; nie. of ■following him 
f .indv';i: (sai'd^. the same thing.. 
J Thenj^- charged riiim^w^ being 
;\an'|BIvagenV he said the 
'^saineith^g;lpime.^ 

;h6t' words/foria few minutes 

t:birf*;it]bite^ 

'' 'Cyetie "said his/ iather,. Frank, 
has been very si6k and' will be 
^feappy to; iearn ihat. .he was ;a 
makeibeiieyesGp^ 



■-: ■An^so;v;wffl^^^ brothers 

iandi'lourj'sisjierliJJl^^^ tJiem is 

•Sistejl/lifdegaf^^ 

At^fliyJn^; ^Pfpviiien^l . Academy, 

j!^ncalj^ \ / -. j 

r;(SSs>|i§tKers^^^^^ wlip 

'xunsva fsfbfe'^aKf^^^ . Stf 



!Epuist^.;§ip^tleig^ .Etna; 
.iwhbOTns?a:/ga^^ Sen jamini- a 
(me|tnmarke1^^^^^ .of' 

-^ii^QiW^'Kyei^^^ auto 

;rrtechanic>^.and: '|Bernafd4'6f 5609 
jCanie^ier'^ve;i \a-, mechanic, 
• ;; jHiSrr "pifiiefc/^ttiree ' .-sisters are 
^Mr&^JSm^MW^ WaK 

fiiiit; Stfjr^Bla^^^^ Mts: Cecelia 
Hofer/^^bf .Mpnac^^^^ .Pa;,/and Mrs. 
rMar|ar:et;^Rp 34'45: Penn 

;As/;CyetiC'itepjped; on a train 
|f6r "Wasbingjon Friday night, he 
;saia^;/^,■,'< '^-^ ;V:' ; 

;1 :;';t lAet;- itpday with several 

\ ICommuWst.l^ 

wSot tfi^' :fe 
phe ' of 'themr^n :attprney— 

r talked' abpiit^^^ the 

insurance J^iisine^s^ big 

waj^. Won't- h%f^^^^^^ red 

i < when ;he hears fe 

/ 'l/reaily jhope of 

^service jbomy^^^ 




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•Matt Qvetic, 41, Said to^H^j^gig^g.: ^ 

Working WithG-Men/foMm|^j^|||^-' 
tield High Poste ia i^Si)s|i|!iQi|g|>;V. 

The .lid has blown^ off the 'Cdmmuni|tgpaT|^ 
In Western Pennsylvania with tiif ^i^?pm^|^|i|^^ 
Matt Cvetic, considered one ot ;:ti^;dij|3^s^|^ 
'*Re(is,'*;is a Federal Bureau of In-^^ligltiort^^ 
Cvetic, ^1, a short-stafureAms^^ 

♦ " * • • ' , l6oki>app^&M;^Saffinia5r^4e^^^^ 

an •^executiye'^Uses^sio^^^^^ 
H6use;'-''5]Jri^raierfc 
epmmitte^:^';^^^^ with 

theiivtgdayf^ 

; , Jose]^; f.5^oi^ 
ch^j^-^lfe?-^!^^ 
bmcg,'-woui4?neitifei|^#^^ nor 
deny %stefday%atff^y^^^^ had 
been • working: ih&d-inih^^ with 
the' .{GMeri^ 'for' ^tM;!^ .past '^'nine 
years^al^CyetiM 
■ ' '.Cveticf 'wksf^rexecutivc ^secfe- , 

gresst a^ConimiM pr-^ 

gaiiizationjT^^^ 
that when lie decider fe 
his- true. 4aMlty^:aic^ %bk> the 
files orithe;^ASe}^with: ihiiri. 
' •; : Af " tee'-ii^ii-Aif^^ 
he '^w0sSdescrib.ei'^ 
,"spohge\bS#i6r^^^ 
6ut";.t}ii>d^iails.^^ 
Cbbmunist^r-netw^^ files 

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: igyetic; i^epprted^^ his 

cpiinectibrtjiwit^^ in -De- 

(:<Bmber byVn6i\ituar? agreement. 
Itwas^expiaineSlt^^ in the past 
year, ithe:^Gpmm "un- 

dergrpurid,*?^ mp'i^l^^ - issuing 
p4ftj('^';catds:id :keeping -records. 
Sin^e 'the. pattyr:W be dper- 

ated'ori a' inore^^^ 

basiSi' ;a, kno^ro 'Gpmhiunist was 
felt: not- "to > be* ;as valuable" an 
:ageht'^asnan-'"U 'one: •' ^t 

ieast\;.this -wasXone explanation, 
:- If ^Cveiic^was a^^^ and 

not :a: '•tfuerred!*' Communist, he 
then, vfas, idefi^^ a;^ "martyr*" 
Avnatiye^olv^Sts^^^^ lie' was 
emplo^edv iii'^^^^^^ a placement 
intefyiewer::i^ Peimsylvania 

§tate "Empioj^^ Service. He 
aidedVtthe/ipaf^^ that position 
6y^ iaypHhg^Co^^ job-seek- 

tr&|heis^^ , *' 

Bfflran^Gommimi§t Career 

'!; ^Stesa^^ Ae^icohtacted the 
j&;s^^^^^ his Col 

mTffiistv^af|eEj& 19fe, 

.he>vbecamd;-a^^|ar^r"c^ Cpm- 

;inumsS,>iS^ bas six 

;br61^|r|<aLhd|:fou^ 
:eredMmv4\%a^^ '.had. lit^ 

;|fe^o^So'^^ith^m^ ■;and:' were very 
,coIdPip/JS^l&|; 'i at their 
m(>tiier*s;rfiuiier^^ * C 
:^^*Hitv^ f ath6r;> :i¥ank ' Cyetic, Sr., 
Has^:been ^iU^:^^^ showed much 
iniprqyemen1|' y^^^^ when he 

heard: ifie .^n^ his ison. 

/ «T^e :ail^^ hhii and 

' llerated him^ a^^ ^a Commlet** 
Frank^\ Jr.f^ a gtocer of 5100 
JSutier Sireetj, isaid, "Now, 
wVlI: have to leat, crpw." 
• Cyetic, wa^sdiriscted^to the Un- 
American'. .Activities. Committee 
by %Attdrhey. ^Harry Alan Sher- 
mjah;^ caht / .b;utf,$^s^fi;o f}g em anti* 
feommunist.' ■ ' .'-,^-i' • '^' . " 



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Knfew-Mi:0Piit^H^ : 

:• H mad€l''/'%etffanrangernen^ 
>vith^V;tfir ^"?omIniS^^^^ ^<5idh't 

mention hlmvlby^^na^ the 

telephone;^?' ISherin^^^^ "They 
were- -interested ;Butv they really 
got ^excited wlietfvi^f^^^ told 
themdt was^CveW^^^^^ knew 

a^outrhimj^ih'SaiS^^^ 
hto-a;file^6n;W 
r ^CveM ': ylef |/:^^^^ 

seryi(ie?i4=^^^^^^^^^^ — ^^ 

beganisellliigMsursuic^^^^ 

at -theV Wiiiiara?^ehii:'^^^^^ un- 

der^4h^5i^m^^#t"Stai^ He 

is (aivorcedV::ffJomi^>-'t^^^^ 'former 

Bafbara-VB'rash'^CandV 

sohi/>Mi^^;^Matthew"'J?is^ i^^' 



Washmgtehr> .. ._. . 

: Th^ imclbaidng^^f ^^ 
and-dagger agent wm:prdbably!j 
shock Steve -^Kelsoh; party 
jfead lii Wesfem^ 
,th^%ost., He.andfevetic liaye 
:' beeii ^closel MeK^s for five 
,yeafs. J ; •*- ^- ; ' = '- \ 
-^^NelsoiSvat.yaripus times sus- 
pectef '^thatiCy^^ be -an 

under-cpvir^vFBb'im^ and con- 
li'phted- 4ii^^' >WW^'^^^^' alldga- 
iiohs A ygyetic;. $pi4hrqw off sus- 
pi^dphslf <M^a|^^,^i^ counter-' 
abgii^^ti6ns,v?ei^^ 
aS^3FBS:Syi> r - ' iv^r^ ; " \ 
V :Gvefic'sf/ciHei;;l^ m the 

^mmunistvEarty^ as a.mern- 
b^rJoMHfciieMor^^^^ 
CommisMonif?:i^iMrpbse^ Cvetic 
said[ wasrAp^fefiifiiate into na- 
'tibiaality^or|amzatidns. . 
I Cvetic \yak .par^cularly use- 
fidJiiihe'Sioyendfi^^ 
lie spoke the Slav tongue flu- 
ently. He said the party con- 
strolled thd Ainerican Slav Con*^- 
^ess.. American Gon^ 
Protection; pt Foreign-Born, 
American' Yugoslav Relief 
Pbinmittec; and. international 
Workei's' Order.' 
^•. in 19^2 aiid' 1943^ Cvetic was 
president of the. local union of 
the State,- County and Municipal 
W6rkersr-a;.uri|pn: 'Since expelled 
from the: GIQ^ahd was a mem- 
ber of .the^Steel;Cil5^ Industrial 
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5^hii#bMn&)as?a:sfan^^^ 
^ign:'i6£ leommynistn}. dust .two 
itfo^gt^lockS'^^ ; 

"^ j; /-Gpnfers \vitiicNeIspri 

* in'fa&^^^'^^oi^^ 

fore ieaVihgVHtlsbu^^ (irop- ^ 

mnff'!his:eommumsJ ;li|e/ w to| 
&nf^r:Wfe^^■St^Ve; Nelson, the'j 
ieader -of rthe\^e6mmunist Party | 
in West^rn^ Pehnsyiva^ toTmer \ 
ihspectbt -6i tfre:,Gpmmuiiist un- 1 
MgrouM; iftithe. U,..?;, alleged; 
'at6m.bbmb;spy4jid :graduate ofj 
the' :iain/ institute; in .Moscow, . 
"':H|'-i6t, wordt^Thursday that 
M'^oft ''wanted* td'^see ■him. 
*hat was' -af tef *e' -had -revealed 
m§ uhdet-cover connections to a 
few> :trusted*iisburgto who 

recbrdM'hisisto;^;. ^'' , ./_^^^ 
* He^M'to.the'/conferencewith. 
Neisohvmit'ihey talked, about 
brdfcably^wiit-bej vthe; subject of 
testimSriy Ibef or,e' the House Un- 
Afn^f£$i^-A^^^ Committee 

.h'^xt weefc' ,'- 'i -: V - : ; '- %, , - - . 
'Batt"!Gvetfc^S'41:i stands about 
fiw f eet;; -f oui? ;incp> .and weighs 
Sbouti^li^cls^pe^as born 

'^MrMridun^'-t^^ 

^b^fedFat ^Stc-yinctent's Cdlege, 

^diV^i^np^^^ *^^^ ""^ 
PjittsfeUrgiiersi; ; A,^ ._. ,. . 
:VHe^f^JdiJnty;.^cheerful s of 



WmmMk^lre Family 

^;^ .^ ^ ' ^^.^fConWmlc^'^ One} ^ - v 



mati/: *^iib^ wh^hj 'Mkiriz^^Biohg 

th^Ujbpni'muriist^^jParty^ 

kind- " of" man/ : whci^-^cari^arra^ * 

meetings^: jbrgariize^ 

unions' and *direct^iactiyities. .'The 

Cqminunist: PaEt5^:us#:his .abil- 

fties4:Hwlteout{^^^^ &at they. 

were- iiJla'cing/j.-^^^^ '.iniormant - in 

^strategic .places^, \: ^^f-y^ , . 

, ^'Vi'^e': .'been,* factMg; 'a^^part "for 



different adentities^Vthat; ,1 ■ can* 
hardly :fkeep\feack.rC)f:^ them -'all. 
y^ixen^l-l t^gef :,:of f ^s'the '^Irain, in- . 
Wa|hmgtdn^^ ^be ; 

j^^§t'"Gv€ti^ -else." • 

y There . w^fb/ 'ticMisIfSTnomehts . 
durhig the' nine years/.One* was . 
ilfvHen Roy .Hudsp^ leader 

hei:e^^ilntil; l'948r;J quizzed 'hini 
about -why he vbecame^ a-Gbmmu- 

|":^Mtj5Gy^^d;je^^^^ ai^lot of 

dbutilfeltapjlhicfpti^^ 

f d5s*Jlte?^:§p^k^f sf 1^ being 

tfdddmSundeiiKthe^j^-ft^ 

r:4^t:e?:;vypuv?i'\Yorkmg:^;;:for. ' jany- 
bgapJ^MspnHwM^^^^ 'to :jknow. 
•/M^^GommuM^^ ^wprk- 

ing'^lmeanpb'^^^^^ 

ot'^spmeoh^J^llQ "vvarifs ; 'to' Jk'now ' 
w1fia?'ijg6W:ph.r^ J . 

' :;^'.5iirx M^^^^ .Mr; Cvetic 

rjepiied-inndcen^^ the 

.'-'cover . .rjobf which ; Communists 
■are; reqiuired. ^tO'Mve,';tO' shield 
ttheir'^eai^p^^ 
; ' ^lifidsoft 'dropped!; ithe sub jefa 

I-;iR^entlyi a' flurry pf ,.i?are- and 
in(S}gnatib5rf^'' /[ra^^^ ,4hrpuglV; , the 
iCopi'niMlsi-Par^i In the^trial of 
li/topv,Cpmmuhists'^^^ Yprk. 

the .Goyisrnnieht- ptiit oh >.the wft- 
ifess; ; *^'t;a.ji;d^ .FBT undercover 
.ageift's?:#hp -had?'b.een; ,Gommu- 
ni^' Pafty:?inem^^ 
time'thex^^pok- th^^^ 
? ;-;Eit1:s,b,iirgh Communis^ leaders 
*disc.usse#' .the pbisibiiities* of 
itiiere- 'bliiiig /k.^^stdbl :;pigeoh? in 
.their Tanks. /^^ ';''.; :[ , . .; T 
,; .Ste\^&jNelsofc,':grdwifed 'threats 
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'- - ; They Drop- Subject:/ ^ T \ j 
' iArti you working, ^f or v^^^ 
,FBI?" he rasped.. :^. '* ^^{-(j/. ;* 
,*JAre yoU'?" Mr..Cvetic;ret6rted.^ 
Bo'th^ men. igrinned and- droppeli; 
the .subject ^ V^^-"' ;..,/: 

.Nelson didn't know it,. 'but MiV 
Cvetic almost was . a. witness in 
tee' New iTork 'trial; ,;He''was 
Actually waiting in the ^b'ajckjof 
the- courtroom for r'his^, :furn|,;tO' 
testify when* the Goyeriiment 
decided " his testimqnjf; jwasn^t 
needed. ^ • ■ ' i-'u'%v 
'- "He' related that'-he-was-seiit 
back" to Pittsbui:gh, -by.:#ain^, 
and almost was • spotted^ during 
the trip. A leadirig figure in Cpifii; 
munist activity- in 'Pittsbujpghi'go| 
pnVthe train in piiiladelp^ffl[ah^d^ 
entered the same -coach,, '_;^|^^" 
■'•-•; '■ Hides oil* TMi|ir't'^frr^^ 
' iir. Cvetic ducked/Sehi^d^M^^^ 
newspaper, waited iiintil; theim^^^ 
passed' by,- went tp'lihMlier: .part 
of tee train, covered •himseJJ|fjt&. 
newspapers, and .prete^deS^/itp. 
sleep. But he didn't- sieepXawinl^^^ 
'Mr. .Cvetic aVWe* tiniWc^^as^a 
member of a ^Hhfee'inia&V/diliS 
ciplinary. committee of ::the5^ar|y^ 
which dealt- with .the- casbXb&a; 
member who was'fouhdvig'^&aye 
been "working'* "for the tpBIil-; 
. , The three top . Communists, 
grilled 'the man at length^ ' X 

"there are other party:;memi 

bers working for ttie ^ FBIif /; 'he 

said,, stubbornly. ' \ \f 

Couldn't Name Aiiy . - 

"Who are they? Can you' name- 
them?" pressed Mr.vCveticr :^' 

Fortunately for Mr. Cvetic;. the 
Sman couldn't name any ptfiersl" ; 
' Another -time; during.,av meet-' 
ing, Dave . Grant, .Communist 
functionary - here, passed Mr. 
Cvetic -a note, ^; whicli; . vread: 
"There's . a stoolpigepii'^ -ixv -'your 
club." (It referred! to ^one- of ",tee 
clubs— the basic unit of •'tee.party^ 
-^6f which Mr. 'Cvetjc- w>s' a 
member). ■ . • - r.\ 
' Mr. Cvetic thought fast;T}iere 
were, only 10 nieinbers of'^e 
club and he. knew who; the '';stopl 
pigeon" was— rhimself.- ^ ,'^' 
. Vouches for. All . H ^ 
^'There are only ipv-merpers^Vj 
he told Grant,. ;'ahd I,.canvvyctuchj 
foiall of them:'-' : -'j^ ':y ?-'t^r.^?l 
'- ''The nine-year ' impersonation 
^disrupted his personal lifel^VSfhen 
lit started he hctQ a;^iV ii::ser^ 



job'^'jas/ a{ .placement ,6^^ witla 
the: U; \S.^Wiiyidyment :Service. 
When he- l^f tj PittsM^^ -Friday 
:hight,^ :he iiacl liq- '^'pbl* • ; • 
' *^His- family^he'^ 11 

; children of :a 'faJEnily' well-known 
^In ^awge^Wjier^ajdn't ' know 
•he ' .was :' >iypridri'g;::\fundercoye 
.'They-thpught^jie^^as;:'!^^^^^ 
Commuhist. 'f:^}/yi'^^^^^i^' "" ' * 

'^'^'His-; ;r]noteer.;^.r^\;wh^^^^^^^ for' 
.ye^ars ;ta4refp,jpm. ^his.-gommunist 
.;thinkin|: ^'A died^^^jlastr -.October, 
withput^ :lqTOwihg^iffiat:^^ son 
was^\^orkin^,^-^dr^ft^^^ Govern- 
;nieht;' ^HisJ^agei.^fithel)'':^^ 
'Cvetic,<Chb\y liyingpin rBlawnox, 
';^wonf tikriow'dtiuntt yeads this, 
;Ohe ;^|ster,va nu"n\^haspbeeh px'ay- 
;ing;{fot-hiSK'sa|ya^^^ *> 

l;^ Jiir^/Cvetic:'':has^^^^^ a 

:iofmer';Wife^:.jP^ in a 

= Ibcallijcpilege :'.anji.Hthe'^teefvin . the 
'Nayyv '.Vi^h'a> didh|t^;fi^ .their 
f atjier ^wasi^!^a^|^ 
^*>^' !v'--G^tsiMckea\6ui:^ 



the- ;f atH^rv.of vth^^ loved 

Ifirew^ Mm -oiit^^^^^ house. j 

r.; ;*T 'm ' :iipt ;gp{ng/\^^^^^^ any ■ 

'Gprhmunlsts-'/arbliin^^^^^ -here;" the 
;f atlier ,said; . ' \ ' [v- /:, '-y^ ; - 

Ks/f6r:^wliat$e:^^^^^ Com- 

muiiisni', Mr;'. Cveti^eft this word 
iwhen 'he deft; :Pitts6urghf . 
• /Tld? ^athe^/^ sit. .^ivr^tlie:^ 'City 
diimp,' picking: garbage,?.Jhari :live 



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^'- MgHlkjGTdN^Fe^^ (UP) , 
— GHairmart -tlohri S:'WPpdy Geor- 1 
:giat 'tiemdcrat, *:ahiiounced ^today, 
^thai: iihe^^tatf of tile; House Uiv 
■Amel^icanf :Sctivities Committee 
has '^^'exterisiyely interrogated" a. 
secret -agent: for the U. S., Gov- 
-^rameht/'Vilo/is; a^top member' 
pf ::the: SomMuhfet Party. 
^''Ml^-W^^ t^'^e agent; 

'MattiVew -^iGvetic 'of : Pittsburgh, 
>v^*^tes{ifj^%tC^BLip^ hearing; 
;;riiesdax:./;;''; -r /; ^ \ ' 
' f 7Mn' -vWodd^ ■ ^said Mr.. Cvetic 
!«mMe:vi?n6^hC his, 'willingness 
^to- testify -:;b|f pre ^he ^ committee 
ti4.v;ari(ffi^^@iace3'/.uhd a sub- 
i^eh^^'^fofe^^^y^a^^ l^ere 

cfeqday^^^iS^l-'-v'^"' " 
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ALL INFORMATION CGMTAINED 
HEREIN. IS UNCLASSIFIED 
nAT F3-2^-'-^^ Bl ^^a/Oir 



gnltftfServic^e;^^^^^^^ to be- 

iomeV ail. 'iiindercpVili^ ^operative 
lorihe^Fede^^^^ Mr. 

'^oo'dVsai&'/rf^^^^^^^^ I . 

'MpMM ^aMI^^'^M' gvetic first , 

heldj A^ariq.us, jjSp'mmunist Party 
pffi|es^3n JPeM and was- 

appbinted';-^^^ nationality com- 
;fii^ioh:6lihe''^^^^ Board of 

!:heJ:j;::ommunist, ^Party ^11 ' Xdl?. 
fje stilf-Splds^'tiiat/^posiUb Mr, 




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!eiubf5briaffl2iatioKa^^^^ 



-missibn. 



E^st^§End>^^ahd^^;Ba>vrehc^ / 

dgftKdEIayiioc^^^ op: th'et 

Statet^Vfeount^' iai^d'-- Maiiicipal;' 
CtyoffierstT^''^' 'That: "^uhionj; . "itoj^' 

W6rKers^ 'Svas.yexpjlied^ 
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ridf mEf ion|a8bu|' t^^^ 



^^^l^^f^^?P^^^>^^ Paie^ ; 



;and;jatV'a {tiili0>ivheh,rlar.ge ,.hum'^ 



L^ '*^lJ>gepi6|'fed^'lbap^^^^ 
.^nimenliagefipy; *'(|?SD; -byiiy/iiqm 
?i§;wa:K;'empl6:^.ed, 'raj^^ ioldV-tliesm: 
^jvfiat K^:fiad \ aglve'd Ji.6 ' Jori'^''-Mr .; 




• 'T!AkES' QATH— judge- Bldir^FV Gunthk- svvears in .^Matt' 
' dvetic/'whbispsnt nirie y^ars Jri tKe;GoRmun 
;'T.BI>/uhdefeov§r:man;:jus^befb la Pitts. 

• :bar Qh.-Qtwh\cK:£veJJc^^M^^^^^^ 

fev:etic' related/ "fhey'. toid'^^.m^l 
to; 'get s'oine ,6f the information f 
'aiia* .'submit it^o :them.;b"efoi^e-'.i 
turned ifover to him... , -7 . ^' ^ 
: .**S6 I- went to the ffi <S:-Era- 
pfoj^ment Service,, -went through . 
the- 'files' and .gathered 'spnle.of 
;thatliiformai6fi,,^checlced it:w^^ 
jhe ,:b:BI .and] then :turned-it 9ver= 
Ito- Roy Hiid^on:" -~:^Cj9^r = . 



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J^^IS^f^^HJC - FORiaSR CONFIDMIIi\L lIJiTIONiiL DEFMSE IIFORIMUT 
iffi[ALYSlS OF UASIOEAL DEFMSE CONFIDENTIAL INFOMMTS 



Kr» Tolson 

Mr, Clegg 

Mr. Glavln 

Mr. Lad d 
Mr. Nlchol^ 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Tracy 

Mr. Ega n 
Mr. Gumea 



Mr. .Harbo_ 
Ur. Moh r 
Mr. Penningtxin^ 
Mr. Quim Tainm_ 



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Pursuant to the instructions of the Director concerning the 
recent publicizing by Matthev/ Cveti:c, a former National Defense Coxifidential^^®iieMeL_ 
Informant in Pittsburgh^ of his accomplishments as an "undercover Agent for SiMoSyj: 
the FBI^r" the history of Cvetic's relationship with the Bureau has been ~ ~ 

reviev/ed and the problem of the de-velopment of IJational Defense Confidential 
Informants considered, 
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VALUE AS AH INFORMANT 

There is no question but what Cvetic has been oii#^WmM/ifiost producrive 
j informants we hav^ had. He v/as a paid informant of the FBI from February'1943 to ^ ; 

\ i January 1950» He had been contacted some years prior to 1943 but did not work 
himself into the Party until 1943> at which time payment of $15- a week to him was 
initiated^ He was employed by -che United States Employment Servrioe from 1937 to 
1945o He yrscs previously employed in private industry both as a Clerk-Typist and 
later as a Salesman* He Yras employed by WPA for one year. He has produced reports 
predominantly on a daily basis concerning the details of Communist activity in the 
Pittsburgh area, particularly among the foreign element and on a national basis 
concerning foreign language groups© He was an executive committee member of the 
Tom Paine Braaoh, East End Club; Northside Club; organizer for the Lawrenceville 
Club; a member of Educational CoEinittee of ITestem Pennsylvania District of the 
Communist Party; member of the District Committee of the "'Testern Pennsylvania OUU..^ 

! District of the Communist Party; member of the IlationalitJ^ Commission, TVestern ' 
Pennsylvania District of the Communist Party; secretary of the Slavic Bureau, 
Communist Party. He also held numerous positions in various Communist front 
organizations, such as .American Slav Congress, Yugoslav Relief, American Committee • 

I for the Protection of Foreign Born^ International ?forkers Order, etc. He was a ; 

confidant of Soy Hudson and had contacts with Steve Nelson. In April 1948 we 
considered him as the best possibility for gaining entranc:e into the high inner 
g circles of the Comrnvmist Party, after having considered all mei^er's^o^ the Najm)m.l 
%. Board, The National Committee, and prominent Communi st s y^O '-^'^< ^ ^^-^j^i !^^f-^^^^ 

^ ^^m^m RECORDED - 46 « /J^.-^'^^^^^^^T^r'TO^— 

BACKGROUND MD BASIS FOR iMiCOPlfc AS ALT Il^QEJlna^it . — ^ .4.-^ 

■ — -^ — -. . ^"-0 — m ^® f^ 

Cvetic was born in Pittsburgh in 1909, attg^dec^^. Mary's Parochial 
School, from which he graduated* He attended St.. Vii}i^^^^ College for two years, 
Curry Business College for two years, and^Vdok^a corre^^dence course given by the 
International Criminologist School, Seattle,' I'^ashingtoiw^v^e pres.ented a good 
an-pearance* At the time of Ms development as an'infommit he was married, buying 
has ojAi^^^M^ and had two song who were tv/ins. He was an interviewer for ^ the United 
'Stay^^Emtlcv^ Service at this^ time. He was acquair±ed with some Communists by 
f^^^^SC^^^^fe*^^'^^^^"'^ as-Oaey sought to secure employment through this service* By 
©ms^^^ M^e^ was in a position to ascertain v/ho- were Communists and ^ ; 

this positi^T^as one of the things that made it .passible for him to develop in the' 

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' He came from a large family, havitig, six|%rothers and four sisters^'^ "" . 

i - His riiother and father v/ere naturalized citizens, Halving both been bom in ^ 

Austria* One of His sisters was a nun at Divine Prbvidenoe Acadeisy* Cv^tic 
gave every indication at this tirae of being a responsible, capable person© 

DIFFICULTIES ENC0UD1TERED TffTH .CVETIC 

There is no record of any difficulties until March of 1947 vAien it v/as 
ascertained he had told his girl friend, her parents, and his brother, to approxi- 
mately five years ago that he vms supplying information to the FBI* The Bureau 
at the time advised Pittsburgh to discontinue his services but such action vms 
reconsidered and abrogated when the Pittsburgh , Off ice advised his services were 
irreplaceable ♦ 

In May 1948 he asked for $100 a week as payment for his services instead 
of the |65 TA^ich we v/ere paying hi.7i. He stated he could not live on $65 and 
pointed out his only source of income was serving as an informant for us* He 
stated he was paying $105 a month for a hotel room and was paying $75 a month to 
his divorced wife for the support of their twin sons* He was further indebted 
in the amount of |450. He advised he v/as unsuccessful in obtaining employment 
in private industry because of his knovvn Communist affiliations, and further that 
his health did not permit him to work for both a private e2i5)loyer and the Bureau* 
^his request of his was refused, hov/ever, later in August 1948 we authorized 
expenses up to $20 per week, making a total of $85» ^^ 

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In December 1948 it was ascertained he told of Carnegie 



TT i-ivi^-i c g-hiaoi i^e was an undercover man for the PBI» He made this disclosure to 
in an effort to secure employment. He was also considering Voriting 
nis memoirs* Pittsburgh recommended his discontinuance as an informant* In view 
of the fact,, however, that he was a potential mtness in the forthcoming trial 
of the Coimnunist Party officials he was not discontinued* 

In March 1949 it v/as ascertained he had contacted a psychiatrisb 
since 1933 at which time he had been the victim of a firmly fixed "anxiety 
neurosis" being an unjustifiable conviction that he suffered from heart disease* 
This had no basis in fact* 

In recent years there has been an indication that Cvetic is a moody 
individual subject to alternating periods of enthusiasm, self pity, and depression. 

In August 1949 Cvetic again stated his desire for compensation^ at the 
rate of $100 per week* 

In September 1949 he indicated his desire to quit as a Confidential 
Informant indicating he might write or lecture* Hov/ever, he requested that some 
kind of public pronotmcement be made by the FBI concerning his services a,s an 
informant and also that some kind of severance remuneration be given him so he- 
can take care of some back debts and take a three or four weeks rest* 'He 
indicated that his work in the Communist Party was causing increasing embarrassmenb 
to his mother, father, brothers and sisters, and his tTivo eighteen year old sons*- 
He also indicated that at the time his vri.f e secured a divorce he had signed over , 

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his equity in his joint home as his -vrlfe threatened she would .disclose his 
relations vrlth. the FBI if he did not do so* The Bureau, of course, would .>jioty 
agree to 'any public statement nor did the Bureau agree to severance pay* However, 
it vTSiS finally determined to continue paying him up to the middle of November 
1949e In Efoveniber 1949 Cvetic advised tha*^ apparently his letter had been mis- 
interpreted and he earnestljr desired to, continue in the capacity of an informant* 
With regard to his fajixily situation, Cvetic said that the, death of his mother 
in October 1949 had relieved the pressure siace most of his family contacts 
revolved about his mother* .In December 1949 it was ascertained that Cvetic ma de 
further disclosure of his activity in behalf of the Bureau to a I I 

Jones stating that he was an FBI Agent and counterspy of the Eastern seaboard, 
that he was cararying a revolver and th reatened t o blovf her head off if she called 



the FBI* It was also ascertained that 



manager of the hotel v/here Cvetic 



lived, sbated that Cvetic had on occasion told him that he was working for the 
FBI mthin the Communist Party* The Pittsburgh Office recomniended that his 
services be discontinued since it was' found that he had disclosed his confidential 
relationship to at least two more individuals, however, it vfas requested that the 
Bureau give consideration to whether the infoi*mant should be immediately discontinued 
or whether he should be retained for a 'short time in order that he might be 
publicly disclosed at a forthcoming Immigration and Naturalization hearing at which 
he might be a witness* " 

On December 27, the Pittsburgh Office was instructed to discontinue the 
services of Cvetic as promptly as possible,, that this should be done as quietly 
as possible, and, if Cvetic had no objections, that his najae be given to the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service* The Pittsburgh Office pointed out in answer 
to these instructions that the severance of Cvetic as^ an informant is frought 
with potentialities ii'^ich could be embarrassing to the Bureau* 

Cvetic was discontinued as an informant January 23, 1950* He stated he 
(held no ill will tovmrds the Bureau. He advised he would be forced to take some 
kind of action if he were not contacted in the very xiear future by the Iimnigration 
land Naturalization representatives* 

PROBLMS IN HMDLING CONFIDENTIAL NATIONAL DEFEITSE INPQRIv&NTS 

We must recognize that in developing Confidential National Defense 
Informants we are dealing mth individuals taAio by nature of the ifjork in which 
they, are' engaged are very likely to be subject to periods of depression which, 
of course, presents problems to the Bureau* Cvetic is perhaps one of the best 
examples* Assuming that by ascertaining more information concerning Cvetic 
at the outset and a decision on the part of the Bureau that we would not 
attempt to develop him as an infornsnt, the Bureau -vjould have been deprived 
of information of untold value* We must recognize also that it m.ay be 
natural for these informants to go through perio'ds of rather intense depressions 
and mental anxiety brought on by the problems which they have to meet, such as 
.being labeled a Communist in the eyes of their friends and relatives* This, 
of course, is. also particularly true when they are also ha-viiag financial 
difficulty* It is likemse impossible to ascertain what an informant is going 
to do or say, particularly after he has been discontinued as an informant* 

Assximing that Cvetic *s services had been discontinued in 1947 when 

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we first learned he had disclosed his position to other persons^ that he was 
working for the FBI, there -would, of course, have been the possibility at that 
time that he would 'have publicly disclosed his services to the FBI and, the 
inf onnation he had developed. This might have been more serious or more 
embarrassing to the Bureau at that time than it is even at the presents The- 
problems presented by Cvetic are not necessarily unusual or unique* It is 
necessary in many of our contacts %vith informants of this nature to encourage 
them, bolster their morale from time to time, and do everything ivithin reason 
to continue their productivity as informants* 

IKFORMTION COWCERKIga INFORmi^TS PRIOR TO THEIR UTILIZATION 

The Bureau regulations require. that considerable inquiry be made of 
individuals prior to their development as informan*te, such as checking field 
office and Bureau files, determining background, patriotism, reliability, 
integrity, and general reputation in the community, personal history, credit 
and identification records, trustworthiness, and loyalty* 

We must appreciate that vre can not make inquiries comparable to 
those made in an applicant type inv^estigation. ?/e therefore must confine 
ourselves to more .discreet inquiries* 

RECOMMDATION: 



That an SAC Letter be prepared for dissemination referring to the Cvetic 
situation and again alerting the field of the necessity of adequately developing 

[background information before a personals designated as an infornant* It ir^y 
be possible- in certain instances to obtain more information from the potential 
informant himself, not necessarily in one interview but over a period of several 

I contacts such as ascertaining his medical record, inquiring as to who his doctor 
is, the occasions upon which he has visited the doctor and the reason. This 
might bring out a situation such as existed in the Cvetic case that he t^ad gone 
to a psychiatrist* 

More detailed inquiries be made if possible conceiving his domestic 
status, including any 33iarital difficulties* Inquiry should be made concerning 
his financial status to ascertain v/hether we are going to have any problem on oxxr 
hands in connection vri.th financial arrangements* 

Bureau regulations require that Agents in their contacts v/ith informants 
advise them that they are not em.ployees of the FBI and that it is imperative that 
their relationship with this organization be kept in absolute confidence, and that 
*no disclosures by the informant be made without obtaining specific authorization 
from the Bureau* It is suggested that this be reiterated in an SAC Letter and that 
Agents continually emphasize these points to the confidential informants* 

Attached hereto is a proposed SAC Letter* 

Attachment 
JACspc 

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Director, JBI 
SAO, Pi.t,tsturgh 



SUBJECT: , MAOTM ?C1/ETIC 



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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 



DATE: 2/2i/5l 

HBGISTERED Mli 
AMSD 
STEIGTLY OONHi 



OOHFIDiraiAL roORMM!I!'.MER 



fhere arei 'inclosed HefeWi'th f'oTihe Bureau's inform 
2 articles which appeared in the "Pittshurgh Press" of 2/20/5i 
1 article which appeared in the "Pittshurgh Sun Telegraph" c 
and 2 articles and 1 editorial which appeared in the "Pittshu 
Post Gazette" of 2/21/50. 



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i ,, Meati:^i|fiei? ;5r^^sji>H;rpoisen, 
'tii^xEKtsl3Jffigfe for 

tKe',;Jjppffimte^^^ .publica- 

:dicted^:>ffiis ^'6rg " have 

r*^pleh^r.tp''Say-*/about 

'Tfiat'S; one ^prediction .that is 
'sure • ip. *;come' triie.: \ Mr. Cvetic 
himself ::said- ^'the Veoinniies - will 
go-.Valiiuf jto fcriici^ me" once 
they learned: 0f ' ffis- file as an 
FBIagehtiV-:' ;.v^^^ 

•'fHe"'.(Mr; GyeSc have 

;beenVa0n .Jel^te^^^^ Mr.' Hyde," 
'P61seh''sai3i ;?'That Isgiinds \ pretty 
-fisfiy\that'he}hy^=at)th^^ 
Penii'* Hotel. .* ^ 'A 
, iCit^n \Cveiio p3(d\' k^ i^enrian^t 

resident of I ihe^jioteV' under A %e' 
'-name 6f./Boh^idni(xikand txts 

\ "We musjfhave.^ lived in glory 
oyer' there/* - polsen ' moaned. 
"None bf/buf ^^people -can aflford 
^that;^ * /"='•' * 

•'-'Nowadays you can't tell what 
fis ':happening; Truman has $100 
milUon; >eV doesn't have to ac- 
cbunt to anybbd;^^ ion. Cvetic 
probably gpt>paid; well for his 
spy .'^y.ork " • \ 

. ' Had $30 :Xef t. 

' Actually,, Mr,; 'Cyetic said he 
had $30 left whert' he departed 
tiy irain^f of- Washington Friday 
to testify, tomorrow" before the 
House Un-Ameficari ' Activities 
Committee. "■ - ." ^, / 
; Whenvhe' takes the-^stan^ a 
public 'hearihgi there is abound 
to, bVj^^ch'mpfe. squirming in 
Communist circles here., than 
ever ^befofe.^The' worst is yet to 
come : as; i0l 'as. 'the Reds are 
c6n6erned-^b'ecause^|tor. Cvetic is 
arihed 'w'itti hundreds, -Jof/nairms 
heantehds;tp;iist^ubli'd^ | 
r As ,6ne.^gAtl;;pbmm^ lead|r 
hier4, expressed it :./' , \ 

'^''Tliere;are,-pr6bably a lot of 
If oiks' buying: one-way tickets out 
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Safdfrli^'-^pi^^tKem^^^ 

^in^gs^:cqMn^ 

foMKelpartyli' . ^'^"kk^ '^- ? ^>4 

Activities Committee :,- claims 
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spyi^hunters>vd^^^ only 

for/fatmgTfedJsle^^^^^ ques-* 

'tiordngJ^^yiU^ arid to^^ 



Commum ::%'tiyi:tiies" ' the ;com- 
:mi|te&r^Ms^;;Kea^^^ Paul 

CrMchpjfte^^''^^^ newspaper * 
,emproy^^who;/'bro . the 

'Gpmmies^-^fter^^^^^ as 'a top 

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;A't.that:.time.;isrelsoh''ga^^ him 
■orders V;tQ' e^aBlish" ' a. Slovene • 
;insurancexc^m^ 

.which,:;was!?t9;">be !^^ 'as a 

:gpmmuiiije^'q^^^^^ . 

:V:'M3i. 'Gyetic/told>the spy hunters 
*e;*^assutedrlNa^^^ he ".would 
-look into iffie/'ihatter: early next 
jweek;"'.,:,'^ .;=^--, **' ^^ / y' \-^ , 
t^Hec^:said5';hie;fwas.vsur^ Nelson 
^had>;hav4nldirig;dhat: the. man he 
had;^qr}cedtMm^^^^ top "Com* 

miihistf^^1PfldAr-fnri4X4' ,voarc' uracr 



rii6se>^Ste^t?.^Ss^^^^^ 

rriisi?; J^lioss '"or wtKel -^v^^ 

^burgh V J^dustriatl -^reaVrf vljlelson^ - 

3s Ja". jR^sianitf aihe&; ^ 

■a|enf jf^fi^^reputedHinsplqt^^^ - 

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^ti6ri^{^ide;p5en; . ' 

f3efofeH;r^:'::^stm^ com-- 

mitte:ei^.5investigatprs ' satisfied 
-th^mselyes^thatri^^^^ Gvetic was 
what^lTeSclaime^^^ under- 

:cov^r:f;ageM;'tfor ;fbi from 
Apriia9|l- untn:Kab^ six weeks 
agpi;:Th}s-pfre>ffi^ was estab- 
lished :thrpugh>FBi headquarters 

ipnly: 'pner'.s^^^^ was ad- 

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. ■ JiicHrd'ihMiffiougHt^loi^^yea^^^ 
fthat?Ms^ifMef^was;-no 

iath|tfsM6tbrie^ ima(ie -thfiigf 
tougftrlorilfiimi airioiig ':3iis:'budr: 

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RjicfeaM' ;heara -wltli ^hfe> qwil 
^ ear;^an&' 'With ^growing * rainaze^' 
■:fnerit|itImtviiisSf athef^^ Was 

an^ri^r -tinaerciVer' agent;,. -He 
wasl^visi&ly -moyed,/.coraj^^ 
soiir^s.^'said,' ?especiallysV?yhen; 



aifef':takhi*g pn,^the, -tmdefcoyer 

: 'Mt: Cvetic . supplemented,; In 
great y detail /the^* testiihbny that 
;he''gave'iunder ,6sLth ;at; a. secret 
-hearlngiih Pittsburgh on:^^^^ T 
-before^Coun^ Court Judge;31air 
IF;, Guiithen This had^hlghlightea, 
\ the ;"vlblent revolution'* plans .of; 
; th'ie tSommunist'concentfatiori ■in, 
:thV ^Pittsburgh :cqai;; «teel^-and 
I electrical 'indus'txiek."- \ - ^ , 
! it{ffib;:fevealed.^nieth6ds used 
\ Jby^tHe^Cdnimies to^^^^^^ 
;'confroy:Slavl'6':groups-an^^ thjeir- 
[close 'Cbrihectlon'. with ,the Pro- 
igrfessiVe Party which- nominated 
IKeo^LAi) Wallace^ tot^£i^^nt 
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,Pitts6ufgh*s^'basicvindu^^^ , 

^, ^Mr;" /Cvetic . ' confipfei^ reports 
-that the;: Comfeiiriisti 'membership 
[irt :the. steel^ liidust^ -has taken 
a, .^rop. He said the slump has 
'been;incireasing!during the- past 
^IS^monttiSibut thai-there still are 
; a 'large iiumliier bl Communists 
iainong thestedworicers., 
;.;&. this\ iCbrfnec^^ ^wit- 

mess' said, he; personally organized 
4^ cell of: 22 nienibers^^ in:- the 
L^wrenceviileAplant.,of the Cru- 
cible Steel? 'C6r:igl945. He said 
tHe Communists -stated- with 
three; 'members-and by the time 
they ; had,. iO;- they contrdlled all 
the' ;stfategic .positions in the 
local union.** 

. Mr, ■ cvetic said John L. Lewis 
has fnade;litdifeicult for the Com- 
ihies to maintain, a firm foot- 
hold in the' soft ;Cp'al industry. 
However, he. siipjilied the com- 
ihittee/v^th tfie ,name of the 
Cpmmunist.ageht responsible for 
the party's activities iii'coal, 
., He :ticlced ^otf a/lpng list of 
Communists in, tlie Xeft Wing 
.United Electrical Workers union, 
Which recently -^was^ousted from 
-the^jGIQ' iof^Cpmmunist' activity. 
S.pme^bf' those. iie;!named ;previ- 
ousiy had denied.: tli^ir ^'Commu- 
nisf4'affnia{ipns^>^;^ / ; / 

'^Flh^^'actiyity :iri'' Vde basic 

A'lnaustxles;;''^^^ ssaid,, re- 

*:suit0d' .ffeni' * the ; cdriceiiifation 
policy' laid' dovm^foF Pittsburgh 
by^itheirGommimis^^^^ in its 

/national^ convention.. ^ 
' - ;^e; ,tpld ' the ; .committee that . 
Roy ;^Hudsori vwas;:"eased put" .as \ 
Jl/V^esterii: /Pehnsylvaiiia ' Commu-; 
^nist-l cliairmanv to -Vmake ' room' 
fo#i6ne of;.tie;iparty *'really top 
'drgayjzers*:;>;H4;'^s^ thatv Mr. 
Hudson- sppk^V'W'.-a farewell 
gathering ,pif • ':(jpmniuriists and* 
said'^ ;iie ^ '^as: ^'^bojiving , td the 

' -^shes'^bf ; ttie^ma^^^^ leaders." 

\ , ^TelspnfJtobk'''^^^ 

J:l?^i,::Mr^;(E^^ 

; j' ;ffi:. aiipiher^^^^ ques- 

Iftipnmg;^ :Mriy.Gyefic^^ said 'that; 

^ 5l9.ma;?Babin( an:.iiiegai; entrant 




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£7^ the ' Yugosjavrem- 
«-oSalsinthisPOun^^^^^ 
i He said the arrangement mag; 

'George Pirinsky, e^^^uxive^. 

mats. J *T2aifiin''^fl '''*'* 

Both Nelson_ and,|gi^A> . 
^' A U +o<itifv concermngik>^r^ 

refused ^^^^l^^"^^^^ 

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■:t^day£atiitfi^:J3i|cipsuife;Jthat 
•iratV-*iCSretict.Bias^'6feS,f ^^^^ • 
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toviMemWexsiot -th^^Hcmse. Goihr 

;jSi*:£S>dM^ftltssio^^ will i 

r/ ^S-MorrowMewili^erjistar ^wi^ 
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sut>versiveVactivities::by ^the- Conir 

h !He::risI:{als6r'-repq^^^ have \ 

supplied^Kitifierfofun^ ■ 

'of ;in^\idu^;i.T^S^^ ;i:hem 

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iit^iint'ff?hi!K;^jwith*'ifie^iW^ - of 

; -eTHeyVye^l^a? ;hini; shames; .that 
66uIcln!F";fie^5Rrmte'dC'.^ even; :re- 
pate&^-ifc:pbiites 'Society. - '. They 
iMnaea^him'.'a;, pn-l^J.ekyll;. and 
,MrnHyde,-7a2i?fe and a 

Ben%icfe^Arnoi^^^ — 

iWafSii:;^CTeikYy^> arid- ^district 
org^'izefej iiqfi>; ^lie; , /fiomitiunist 
^pkrt^^Sefe,jJwMcK 'has its. head- 
quart^*^.uj^g^iBa^^ Bldgji 

i r.*(V^en :I vteM:^ m^ story m; 

^ii€«Mi?;you-f|9;?w^^ ^ybii ;see:: 

\v:?'SeY^^e^^m|>theVsame.^^ 

v;ih'ffilsyAaiqn?:;Bt^^ 'Behe?. 

• dicti\Mnqi&~'J^ cockroach 

Lfe^ing(J^Figi:p^'^intp a, xat; 

m^?Mhe3o'ryy shewed .the des- 

Iperatiom: of /the >7^nfipIoyers 

whMIitfte^Jiay^^^^to FBI 

f^genfe^&c^db ihefesp in- 

J * raise* ^: <■ c^^V'.^.--^^-.'. * . ■■ , 
VlHan:$H4lari'<^Shermaiir who is 
?GveM's>iatt6rney^. aid^ who -was 
\^t^'ii&iat:aiclosed-dbor',sess^^^ 
'oi ^tfi& 3cf8se;i^U^^ Ac- 

ti vrfti e snGonimittee. :yestef day 
dLd^VU'';:/'^'^;' .;''"- " 
I -'.'The; linmasldbg .of. Cvetic 
ferial rhis'discid ^s *^^ 

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: . , '^iait^L'Po?5§nr -feittsbu^^^^ cor. 
^!^P?;)????r#?^i'Paily Worker, 

V ;*'??#^^^N^A'eAv Cvetic 

f >ver^^welir But he must have 

^en, a; ;Dr.vJ^^^^ and Mr. 

^ 4'*?^*:fte:::Hyed;. afr.::t^^ William 
Fenn.. Heniustuilave lived in 
^Jpiy over theieV.Nbne' of our 
peoj^lefcan^iafford :tiiai*r . 

Thf^hptel is::gust^ two'' blocks 

xrom\ the, Cpinmupist:iieadquar. 
Ters;-^'v * ". 'f^ .: ^ 

'„;??%^ri;predict^^ 

i ".?'*® Cp^wies^'j^^^ altout 
to:crucify;me.,]^hip^ 

icanvtegipiii Veterans of For- 
tify ;?^^^^"'*"'S:o&^^^ good pa- 
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"NdiPKadiyki^y^^^^ tell 

:A^ar:$100,000,000/.he doesn't 4 u. "-7' T ' "•^•^"' 
; have!tpaccburit>:t6rariybody.fon-'-^^-^^^^ dad . 

fQrWal3>y worlg?rK ■ ^^^ 

^P^n:.Cyetic^^ai5®^^a^f 

, ^P^a^|oJ.of ingnfe^S6.i^^ the 
|^^ouhl^.Jife;he fed^^dhhe Go^^ 
^fE^?4^SE.o#n^t\gfe^^ 
:mg.^fat;;salaHei5il;>L ■ .'• '' 
• ^^%e^^' wient v^^^^^ eVetic t'o'the 

Jghtr::to cmi.>m^tivaih for 
-Waslungtonj::he'-t61d-ine^ ' 
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Bellh6p/'"af ctluni ., tHes^ .^iljiamj 
Penn were' io *j.;astoiind^^^^^^^ when- 
they learheci' 'that ICyetic jw&^^^ 
FBI' agent -that they/'cbuldnftar 
}y ,taik about it ?Regis; ShaTighf, 
nessy, assistant ^beiific 'aiptaiiiv 

said^^ ^v<•e' vi^^^f^"^?^^ :,*^&> 

"He has jus; ali;^ f oolei.. 1^ 
thought te- sold: jtn|uran^^^^ 
looks to me ' iffie*^ his^ did. a .good/ 
job bufc^heicpuld'iiave that\itfe| ■ 

I woul&lt %ant' jt^nd^xi^ \ 
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cigar 

" ry'B'Od-y:j]^ 
looked at: i^e:^unday*^^ 
graph threetime^i.^^he^ 
and said- they^fjouldiharaj^^ 

. lieye Bbb Stant«Jm forked: for, 
the FBI.. HefWas^oneVfsi^^^^ 
boy and sureifiad the* Commiesv 
fooled, , *' r ; * ./. * y;'SK- * " S^;? ■ 
. 'Tve 'seen fiini^ go '^by tlie^^: 
stand hundreds of ttoes.^^^^^^ alr^ 
ways felt spiry for ,K6mJ; HeU 
was alwayis/by himself and aljlj 
ways looked/so'Jpnely;^^ 
know wliyi'^v'f . ^ ' '^^IJUif 

Cvetic's 18-yesff-bid/.;tw^ 
his f ather, .. six 'brq^ers; arid^^oui^ 
sisters were^Svenymor&surjpr^ 
than the hotel-^effiboysi - :;; ;f J V -i 

■ His 'htoiheT;}.-Fiank{'0i4i^^^^^ 
'too Butlisi^StiHsaM;^ 'Si^:l ' 
'We werfe ;ajj? "surpMsed;^ 
were all very :'happ;^\abo^^^^ 
Some of' myl^bifothef s J^ 
* to work piit on'Matt 
found. , ^6ut ':He - haft^T:]becqme,i la[^ ; 
C ni m-i^n-is't >fi|:ft^^em\^^ 
^ ^'WOuldii/t-'ifielR^muQ&i^^ 

:"We'Vare^laff{feallA^ 
■ but; I: 'dpn;iT,j|ifnk^;:aj^^ 



■Cmothertdied^lasf 

'^lSpy>f idicuIed^iiimSa^^^ itime*V 

_;^i:f.feIi^S9rry;' :fqr-:hiiTi.;.''* : - . ^ ^i-sz^ 

L^|iSpittfe^"v'sis|e^^^^ 



^^:thriIled;to J-krimy Matt )isii't.: . 

;!|€pmmunist;.,af to ; all;" Wouldiifn 

/?|Mrs.'-Cecila Hoffer ^6f Monaca,; 
'afnotK'er^dl 'eveiii'c;fs'*sisters, saidy 
^-rSf:S.'?pnS^ something; ::we> ; 
^Midja^i: , xftirh -agafest ;him;. be?'' 
I ,cause'v|fter' a^^^ j 

;t|feshVand;:bloc^ 

;t'Mc^ rh1^ riibw pleasantly :.sur*-* 
f^.pris|d>^wa are." ' ".'f \ ' }' . ' '* '■ ' [ - ' 
^rHis^ ;;soh;;;..Matthew- J".,' a » D.u- 
:^.uVe'^h;e ^yniyersity/. freshman, 
,whOF(iyes:at 93iSa^^^ 
■SKaJlr^ownsW^^^ said::',>.'*" V, - 
i : :! Wrv^as 'startliiig^ to^^'all' ^ 

jIofGjis. ^.Everybody thpipight. niy 
l|.daS\v^as;a real, Commuiiist and 
'.lit^caused a lot of 'dissen£ioh{'ln' 
l^tKjl .family.- That's : to ipyer 



rf.;jS(eIsbh. couldn't^ reached for 
:cpih;m'e:Qt; Party -said'M' 

r^asfinv.Ne.w "^ V-' .; '.' y'-^ 

'^^A^bertson/ the>Cqmmiinist s^- 
;retar>^\ iheiie, said;, Nelson "^is'^ "& 
'Ne^^;.;Xprfc to. work on-ra- 'bopK 
aBoutehls -experiences .in ^the war- 
iriiSgain;^ ; * , ' ; * ' / - ' ,_ ' 
') '^ttprn^y '-Sherman- said :; i ,. - ^' { 
. ";-2If he sailfl ^Nelsbii w^^ 
f^lgnfiifip -carpet over the- Cyettc; ; 
; .affajr/ lie' - would ;prdba6ty ,1^. ; 
'"'cipser to the/f actsi*' ' ' .ij - .{"j,;; 
i -' jgyetia?lef t 'the^ra 
.and^^w|6 prpbatil^;' be^iri }Vi^ji- 




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j''^^M^MMyitiesw;0onitnittee.^''T^ 
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que§n&^Univeriity~^music student;. 
anfilRichirdf?^^^^^ ii^ the^ 

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C < 'f!He= .;Mglit:;>liav?s ^eeiu^ all 
rTi^iife'^lSatf^fSit b# as 

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^^ShM'aid^'*'s%eMrst learned- of 
her'husl)and[s;^^hder^^^^ 
Bes'inva942:iwhehrt\^o -inen. came| 

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l^'l^^^rM^^^^^G . '^last six 

ti^uste|j|w^tgc(My^^ ''Vitaf' In 

^^m^|)ar:^;|'|leV^^^^^ -had not 

se|n':;gyMci^^^ November 

wh4n?tHeyJ^^^ head- 
guartersv^n;:Jt^^^^ 

^•?&nimmg.%;,|^^^^ said: 
pj^e^naine;)i^ is now 

kY^Ppfcou|^ pigeori; 

&?? ;i§ost: jpathspm'e word.^kno wn ' 
tor American- ^1^ -arid all who, 
belieye;;in'iSemp'cra ' 

-l-'N^J^Plg^was^^^ tern. 

P>rate;'in hjs- 1^^^^^ 
Lcompar5d;VidtH;;fc given oif 

by.:?his\}ieuten^ 

4aje<?tives :S'iow. - - ; ^ % C^' . 

f , #iliiarn= vAlb^rt^ohi; 4he ;"secre^ 

i^ ^&#^>3pcaljCP,-exHum^ 

ffl-^, -reputatjons. di;.-Aafb^^ 

|?'€'^?rteajctvArn6^^^ 

jB^y^^iJei^eraily-^hite -when com- 

paredh^itJi^-iGy^^^^^^ V'- \-'' 

if:^HejaccuseC,^^^^ 

^W^?9cH?paipJKseek 

^'t^^/th^. ;;Stat'us}?bf/ -m^^^ the 

'%«??%^membershi|iifeard4n the 

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^ ^andAtmk0#i^^^^ really !? ^'^ Cvetic's disclpsures Is .th^t tK#lfeii 

Xfiagcap^Mit^^ ;\; %^ > ; ;;. ; fifther to disrupt and coMiise^Qom^iffi 

.:;:/rVMatt;%etic.s^^ in Bittsbtirgh ahd%Sgj^||rl 

:;4*:simUar::.as^^ subversive network must .ha:^6?^#|ls! 

;;:'bear:;pri^ry^v^^^ iound inner linity. T^ie Jn^i^igg^^ 

,j:eraV=Eeimsyly3^m s that the Communists/ with ^tp^^^^^ 

.};^tesfcmony5;^^ i^ in pan diiscipline, Have been ablfeSlo^^^^ 

<l9|itovre^ HoAvever, thef case of jfl[iS;:i(lvl 

r^^tioniuii:!^^^^^ |minds^us that dhfiltration *iro#s%a 

vbimCtKl-tfoblr^-^^^ — '**^™ •^'--^ *^-^ ^' ^^.^. ■/ -. -w.^-.^-^.v 
'-^^feanizatibns;^^^^ 

-I ^l^^^§^ 

-';DUs'Am;m 
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tBe;|^S>:ir^; 

:r":/K ^MrK|.^etic's.^^^^^ before 

;; thf ^Igfoiis^^^^ iiptiyities Cbm- 

;X;:Mi§e^j|o4ay^^^ news- 

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y|n.Att(is?im|astM^ 

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'^Confidential Informant 







Dor bth-^\ Smart o/|ra.di.o. stat.ton^ ^CAEj Pittsburghj phon 
Mr. McGuire concerning, stories appearing in the Pittsburgh 
Sun-'Tele graph regarding Mai? Cvetio who has announced that he has 
been an FBI undercover man in the Communist Party for the past 
eight years and was in New TorJv City awaiting to testify in the 
trial ^of the 12 Party leaders but u?as not called upon to testif 

Miss Smart wanted advice as to whether Cvetic was an 
FBI Agent or if' he was ever connected with the FBI* .. 

She was advised there was no comment whatsoever *f" ''^'^'^"'''^ 



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summary of Information regarding the testimony of Cretic before the 
HCUa. this afternoon* 

Cvetic told about a meeting at the Lincoln Hotel, New York, on 
i^e 21, 1947, "^ch was att ended >y various GP members, innln ded among 

^^ .-M , — I ^^^^ meetiixg' 



whom were Stev^^^lson and a f 




concerned the National Commission of the CP (Slavic). Cvetic went into ^ 
the various aspects of tjie influence Tfliich the National Commission of ^UiS 
CP had over the local^merican Slav ^ongress. Cvetic then described 
various other meetings of the National Commission of the CP iidiich were 
held in various places since 19U* He also designated the specific 
places in Pittsburgh TAiere meetings were held, designating the Ukrainian 
Hall; I^Q Tf/bod Street in a music store on the third floor owned by one 
Diepze (phonetic); 943 I^iberty Street, on the second floor in anmgraving 
and printing office also owned by Diepze (phonetic), a CP member. 

He then described the last meeting of the National Commission 
held in October or November, 1949^ which was presided over by Steve 
Nelson. Cvetic described the West Pennsylvania National Commission of 
the CP, stating that it was automatically headed by the District CP 
Organizer. Then he named the past and present organisiers. He then broke 
down the local Commission into its various sections such as Croatian, 
Serbian, Slovak, Jev/ish, Polish, etc.,. and named members of these 
various sections idiom he had known and knoiws to be members of the CP. 

Theare was considerable discussion had concerning Ihoma^"?iltzgerald, 
head of the United Electrical Union, Pittsburgh, anJ Boselaw^bert, The 
. left the United States fleeing to Poland on the Batory, August 16, I947. 

Cvetic listed the organizations ^iiich he had known to have been 
dominated by the CP, included among T^iich were theil^temational Workers 
Ca*der;-rCivil Rights ^ongress^-rl^ogressive Party, Pittsburg ;^?Croatian Council: 
^O^anguage and Presses Coimnission of Pittsburgji, axd then proceeded to name 
CP meiEbers Tshom he knew to be officials in these Communist-dominated organi- 
zations. 






stated that a detailed smnraary -would be submitted to the . 



Bvcreau on this matter. 

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